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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April Issue Uncovered

Despite the snowy prospects here in Minnesota, it’s time to think spring. To that end, we’re happy to announce that the April print issue of Woodworker’s Journal is headed to your mailbox and should be arriving shortly. With any luck, it will bring us all warmer weather and longer days! Here’s a quick look at some of the great new content you’ll find inside:

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Still Skidding

Who knew there were so many uses for pallets? You do, and the comments prove it.

Who knew there were so many uses for pallets? You do, and the comments prove it.

What a nice response we’ve had from you folks to our recent blog post about turning skids into usable lumber (“Skid Row”). Looks like we tapped into a good topic here. Keep your comments and suggestions coming in, please!

I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus lately from the blog to get a big tool review ready for the January print issue of the magazine. And, aside from a lot of heavy lifting to hit that deadline, it’s added a third floor to my growing tower of skids outside the shop. Looks like it’s time to start cutting some of them up and figuring out what to build…

In that regard, I thought it might be fun to tally up all the many ways you have commented that you use skid lumber. Hopefully you’ll give the rest of us some good ideas for turning pallets into projects:

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