Cupboard From Crate Wood

January 15th, 2010 in member junk     
CountryJunkSale CountryJunkSale, member
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This cupboard was built entirely from salvaged cratewood.
The cupboard came from a pile similar to this. Its now next to the stove drying out, for the next project.
This cupboard was built entirely from salvaged cratewood.

This cupboard was built entirely from salvaged cratewood.


If you happen to drive by a dumpster and see someone throwing pallets and crate wood out, it's probably me, in search of scrap wood to burn, to heat the shop. Occasionally I come across wood that's just too nice to burn, I turn it into items like the cupboard in the picture. I'll post a picture of it again when it's finished. I'm trying to decide whether to stain and varnish it or paint it. Any ideas?


Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (18)

ried writes: That is really nice. i would stain and varnish it. Posted: 7:37 pm on November 23rd
Lisascraftiques writes: That's awesome! I think it looks great and its not even done yet! Posted: 1:53 pm on January 19th
shabbychick writes: WOW (again) - you can never have too many WOW's!!! You did a beautiful job on your cabinet.

I'm a paint girl too - can't wait to see how you finish it!!

Kathy Posted: 10:45 am on January 19th
OLDcrowAntiques writes: Great Piece !
& Even better that you were able to make it from junk-lumber. Posted: 7:43 pm on January 17th
CottageElements writes: Okay, I have to repeat everyone else. WOW, WOW, WOW! Can hardly believe that came from scrap wood. Amazing job! Is that gonna be for sale at your spring sale? It will be snatched up in a minute I'm sure!

Lani Posted: 11:08 am on January 16th
suewhitney writes: Beautifully done. Seems to me that this wood is just to pretty to paint. And to think it was rescued from a dumpster...wow!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:25 am on January 16th
Prior writes: very well done. LOVE free wood! Lezlee Posted: 9:39 am on January 16th
54girl writes: Nice save!! Love what you've done!! It's just wonderful!!! Mary Posted: 11:36 pm on January 15th
fellowjunker writes: Wow.....beautiful transformation!
xojanis Posted: 7:27 pm on January 15th
chippingcharm writes: Hi there :) This is beautiful...I'm a "paint girl" myself...can't wait 'til spring!!! Laurel Posted: 7:02 pm on January 15th
racers7 writes: Super! I wish I had those refined woodworking talents! Melody Posted: 4:06 pm on January 15th
MakinItHappen writes: Seriously? This is crate wood? It's just beautiful. You have some real woodworking talent. I think it's too pretty to stain OR paint. Posted: 11:39 am on January 15th
RustyDiva writes: You definitely found some winner wood! Gorgeous. I'm a dark kind of girl and would vote for a mahogany stain. Those crates look pretty awesome in the second picture. I'm seeing a massive planter on legs or some kind of metal base. Love that you are salvaging wood!!!! Posted: 11:05 am on January 15th
oldnews writes: Wow, it really is a beautiful piece of furniture! You are SO talented! Marie Posted: 9:48 am on January 15th
alicemom writes: Super-dooper! That is a n amazing job! I would paint. I would do the 2 or 3 colors and distress. Wonderful job again!!!!!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:43 am on January 15th
itsnotjunk2me writes: WOW x 3! This cupboard is simply spectacular and who would have guessed its from crates! I vote for painting-add a bit of distressing around knobs and along edges for that antique worn-look. You could also do a two-color paint job with a base color under the topcoat. When you distress the base color will pop out. Looking forward to the finished project. ~judi ;) Posted: 9:41 am on January 15th
SnowmanHill writes: WOW! is right, it turned out fabulous. I would say paint, that seems to be so popular right now. We loved your fall sale, we can hardly wait for the spring one.

Keep warm,
dana Posted: 8:18 am on January 15th
MarineMomX2 writes: WOW is the first thing that comes to mind! That piece is an absolute beauty! I have a trailer of pallets to take to the farm for kindling tomorrow...might have to think about saving a few to play with! You are extremely talented in woodworking! Posted: 6:51 am on January 15th
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