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Build a Country China Cabinet from Used Furniture

This rough outline of how to build a country china cabinet from used furniture is truly an upcycling building project for the intermediate level carpenter. A country china cabinet adds homesteading distinction and charm to any room while creating storage for your favorite dinnerware or antiques. Store bought country china cabinets are often be quite expensive and can be hard to find.

By doing the work yourself, you will be able to add character and uniqueness. Gather your power tools, ability to think outside the box and embrace using a wide variety of scrap materials. Chicken wire, wooden shutters and a antiqued painting techniques may contribute to making a your new creation have rustic appeal.

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Build a Country China Cabinet from Used Furniture
Build a Country China Cabinet from Used Furniture

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How To Build a Tin Can Dog

How To Build a Tin Can Dog

This tutorial of how to build a tin can dog is a a creative way to upcycle recyclable materials into a playful garden sculptures. Don’t forget to use a smooth edge can opener to prevent any injuries from sharp metal edges.  Gather tin cans in a variety of sizes and shapes, interesting sockets and springs…Continue Reading