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'Pimp my Cabinet'

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'Pimp my Cabinet'
Here is the result of a lot of tweaking to get it almost identical to Nan's kitchen cabinet...Believe me it took all last night and all today to get this far ! Ha Ha...But I'm over the moon with it so far..This really shows that if, like me, your not confident enough to make something from scratch, or have tried and just can't get angles etc right, these kits can be customised to suit, it really, really helped me having the kit to start with.
Posted by Johnny on January 11, 2014 Full Size|

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10 Comments

chris g
5:23 AM on January 13, 2014 
Brilliant, look forward to seeing it finished.
Johnny
1:33 AM on January 13, 2014 
Ha Ha...LOVE that phrase x x x
Johnny
1:33 AM on January 13, 2014 
Ha Ha...LOVE that phrase x x x
Brooksey
6:52 PM on January 12, 2014 
Kit-bashing is a long and respectable tradition!

This looks very interesting, Johnny. Keep us posted on the "hinge question"!
Johnny
11:28 AM on January 12, 2014 
Oh that's soooo clever, will pop that in one of the grey matter cells for later ! x x x x x x
Zoe H
11:07 AM on January 12, 2014 
On the built in cupboard in the kitchen in my 1/12 scale Sid Cooke house (7 Brodie Street) I used a cut down cocktail stick to represent the barrel of the hinge. I cut it to the right size then used a craft knife to score in two horizontal lines for the swively bits (if you know what I mean!) and once painted it looked very realistic.
Zoe H
11:02 AM on January 12, 2014 
Johnny says...
Yep, I want to get the look as close as possible to the real thing...might not actually use hinges if I can find some metal rod that I can stick on to look like a hinge on the outside of the door, and just use folded ribbon or similar stuck as a 'hinge' on the inside...will give it some thought as not 100% sure yet..x x x
Johnny
9:46 AM on January 12, 2014 
Yep, I want to get the look as close as possible to the real thing...might not actually use hinges if I can find some metal rod that I can stick on to look like a hinge on the outside of the door, and just use folded ribbon or similar stuck as a 'hinge' on the inside...will give it some thought as not 100% sure yet..x x x
Zoe H
8:05 AM on January 12, 2014 
Brilliant, Johnny! Very well adapted. Looks like you're going for hinges rather than, little rods like Jane suggests? If so, let me know how you get on as I did a similar thing and came unstuck at the hinges, just couldn't get them right, first placement and then getting them to stay in place, any tips gratefully received as cabinet abandoned in box in cupboard!
lallyp
7:31 AM on January 12, 2014 
And that makes them a one off, Johnny.

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