Country Style Pantry

The unique drawer joinery, two-tone wood and clever integration of the drawer pulls into the faces bring some clever touches to an already-impressive piece.

This is a country style pantry that I built for our new home. Two-toned white oak with a dark brown dye stain for the main cabinets and clear gel varnish for the final top coat. There are 22 small item drawers (6″x6″x15″) in the center and 4 larger drawers between the upper and lower outer cabinets. I used glass doors to add ever changing color to the kitchen and a flemish glass pattern to defuse the contents of the pantry portion of the cabinets. Clear glass was used on top for display. Over all dimensions are approximately 96″ x 96″ x 16″.

- Leon Bridges

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Two Pair of Cradles

This reader’s project may make you think you’re seeing double – twice!

The first two pictures are of 2 cradles I made for my twins. The second picture is of 2 doll cradles I made for my twins by scaling down the same plans.

- Mike Collinsworth; Xenia, OH

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Antique Tool Chest

This is by far the oldest reader’s project we’ve had submitted (more accurately, ancestor of reader’s project), but that doesn’t make it any less impressive. Its longevity is a true compliment to its maker.

My great-grandfather was a finish carpenter for a company that made huge riverboats. He specialty was doing the fine trim work in the Captain’s quarters. He built this tool chest around 1870 and is 36″ x 22″ x 18″ and is made out of just six pieces of cherry. When I got it, I thought it had been painted as it was mostly black and my intention at that time was to just clean it up and repaint it. When I discovered what was underneath the dirt and the stains, I refinished it to what you now see. It is a treasured piece of furniture in our living room.

- Kent A Russell; Middletown, Indiana

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Scroll-Sawn Ginger Jar

Although I confess that I had to look up what a ginger jar actually is, this project caught my eye with its use of multiple wood species, and the fact that it was made with a scroll saw is even more impressive.

This Ginger Jar is made from cherry. The base as well as the top of the lid are made from walnut.

This project was made using a DeWalt DW788 and a 2″ flexible bowl sander. The pattern is from Carole Rothman’s book Wooden Bowls from the Scroll Saw. Many of the people I have shown it to made the comment that it was a “nice turning.”

The Ginger Jar stands about 7 3/4″ high and 6 1/2″ wide at the middle point.

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Ginger Jar