My first piece of furniture

 This project was my second in woodworking, from 2003, and was undertaken to fill a need for our game room. The idea came from a Wood magazine, cover project from the March 2003 issue. When I saw the magazine I decided to try my hand at this woodworking stuff, to make a small refrigerator cabinet for the grandkid's pop and juices.

When I made this, all materials came from the big box store, pine S4S, and I now know that I could have made 3 or 4 of these for the price of the wood versus what I now pay at the saw mills. Of course the saw mill wood requires a little more preparation, but that's what woodworking is all about.
Also, when I stared this project, I had but few tools, only a router and some hand tools. (hammer, Sears panel saw, etc.) I had no clamps, so I used strips of plywood with wood blocks drywall screwed & wood wedges for pressure. Trim was from the big box store, the molding, door knobs, etc., and the hinges from a new found woodworking source, Rockler. I bought a "dovetail saw" at big box, to cut the dovetails on the drawer, and it was worth every bit of the $8.00 or so that I paid for it, LOL. I haven't used it since then, cuts like a sharp rock. I plan to use it again though, to learn how to re-file hand saws.

Well, since I was pleased with the results of this build, and most importantly so was the wife, I decided to take up woodworking for something to do in my retirement years, which started about 11 years ago.
Nice job.  Always fun to look back on what early projects got us hooked on woodworking.  This project is great!
Big project and so well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

Great looking project, hopefully one of these days I will be good enough to turn something like this out. Sooner or later, I will get there.  Excellent job !!!  Mike
Well, That’s impressive!!

“Hey, I think I’ll try woodworking …. Let’s make a cabinet” ?

Amazing what you can do without having the proper tools … or know-how. … and then anything is possible! 
I look forward to seeing your latest work

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

That is a beautiful cabinet, tom! Looks like a bar cabinet with refreshments!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day