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I think a lot of beginning woodworkers get the impression that you need high quality wood to make beautiful furniture. It doesn't help that most people will tell you that pine 2x4s are junk and don't work with them. I disagree. I decide to make this cabinet out of nothing but 2x4s for the solid panels and frame and some scrap 1/4" luan for the door and side panels. I ditched the stand as I am crammed for space, ditched the back and bottom door, and added a solid shadow line panel to both sides as well as a french cleat to hang it. Here is a video covering the build. Have a great weekend folks!

 

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Chataigner said:
Neat video, thanks for posting.

I agree the cabinet looks really nice, but with all that fine work would it not have been better to use a hardwood ? It would look even nicer in cherry for example.
The main purpose of this project was to prove a point. That you CAN achieve great results with pine.
 

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Nice work Jay! I too have crafted things out of pine and if you take your time with the finish, you can create some really nice items. I really enjoyed watching your assembly and layout. Solid performance and nice fix on that mistake. :thumbsup::smile:
 

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I want to thank you for the video. I love seeing how the projects are made and I hope to someday video my work. That is a nice cabinet. How did you learn your woodworking? Me, I learned some from my dad and on my own, it has been trial and error. I am still learning new tricks and everytime someone show a video or picture, I learn something more.
 

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I want to thank you for the video. I love seeing how the projects are made and I hope to someday video my work. That is a nice cabinet. How did you learn your woodworking? Me, I learned some from my dad and on my own, it has been trial and error. I am still learning new tricks and everytime someone show a video or picture, I learn something more.
I taught myself from research, YouTube videos, and trial and error. I have no woodworkers in my family.
 
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