Aug 6, 2014

$30 Primitive Cabinet

It's still unfinished yet I still like it. I may leave it this way.

With the high prices of primitive looking, plain furniture in our area, I thought I'd give it a shot and make one. Try that is! lol.

Here's some simple shots I took as I went. So maybe if you want to give it a try, you can see it wasn't really that hard.

I grabbed my supplies at Lowes hardware store, in the unfinished pine section. Just using my eye to figure out what I wanted.

I cut some simple, upside down V shapes in the sides to give it a country look. Very simple. I used a jigsaw and just kind of eyed it.
The photo above is the top. I had to use two pieces of wood to fully cover it because I didn't have one wide enough.

Little crooked cutting, but it's okay. It's in a primitive, country theme. lol. That's what is so great!
I put some very thin sheet of lu-on board on the back. It is so thin it's very splintery. And I heard it is what goes down on floors underneath some, as a sub-floor. And cheap! Also found in Lowes.
And here it is, a $30 Primitive Cabinet!
Not positive just yet, if I'm going to paint it or not. I may leave it plain ole' pine for now and just see.

Happy Crafting Ya'll!


  1. Great project!!! You could make a killing selling these at the shop!! Adding a door would only be one more piece of wood too!! Love it as always :-)

  2. Thanks Michelle!
    I was also wandering if adding a door would make it better. I have one in my kitchen I use as a spice/baking cabinet like that with a door, that I paid around $149.00 for a few years back. But I'm not sure I can get the door right. lol. Or if it would open. lol. BUt the next one I make, I'm gonna give it a try!
    Thanks again!

  3. Just a simple matter of adding some hinges! Im sure you'd do fine! I also have a chimney cabinet but it's in my living room. We use it to store our dvd collection out of sight! I bought it off a garage sale site for $20, and then bought some black spray paint and distressed it myself! It came out great! They're very versatile cabinets! And who knew the building plan was so easy! :-)


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