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Tea Cabinet

author-gravatar Kevin0611 Aug 01, 2018

I made this tea cabinet from leftover ash from my workbench build last year. Hand cut dovetails join the case. Knife hinges give a nice, clean look to the door. I got a little adventurous with the door pull and the embedded metal in the wood that allow the side of the cabinet to double as a message center when paired with some magnets that I made in the shop. A fun build and really pleased with how it turned out!

Starts with a full size drawing

I nixed the drawer idea. They would have just been too shallow. 

Handcutting the dovetails. My favorite part. 

Securing case as I clean up dovetails with a plane. 

Love these Bench Puppies!

Using a circle jig from Rockler to cut the half circles for the door pull recess. 

Drilling close to the edge for steel rods to be inserted. 

These will allow magnets to be used on the side of the cabinet. 

Making two different kinds of butterfly magnets. Traced onto wood, roughed out on bandsaw then sliced into smaller slices. 

The door pull idea just may work!

The finished piece. Mounted to wall with a cleat. Finished with Osmo Polyx. 

Thanks for looking!


Kevin, that's a beautiful cabinet! I love what you did with the door pull, very clever and elegant. Thanks for sharing here on SimpleCove!

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