Intarsia Spice Cabinet

This handsome addition to your kitchen will win praise for looks and efficiency, as well as keep a good supply of your favorite spices close at hand.

It’s an age-old problem — bottles of spices in varying sizes and shapes that often occupy ashoe box lid, (maybe two) on a low shelf in your kitchen cabinets. This is complemented by the body of the shoe box stuffed away on a higher shelf with larger bottles that are all too willing to tumble down on you when you pull the box down. This captivating little cabinet is an attractive addition to any kitchen that will put an end to that nonsense. An oak case and door frame warms you to the geometric treat of the Baltic birch end grain plywood pattern of the door panel. A decorative pattern known as intarsia. This version of intarsia reminds you of its close cousin, parquet — the patterns you see in floors that are made out of segments of wood. It might seem like a lot of work, but we’ve wrestled the process down to a system that makes the task more like a puzzle. The panel stands out from the door frame by the shadow line that’s created by the gap between the two. Some over-wide splines and red paint are what pull this smooth look off. Staying with the subtle theme, offset knife hinges maintain a low visual profile while making for a smooth-operating door. There’s lots to do on this little project so you might as well get cracking.



What You Get:

  • 12 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 48 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
  • Hardware sources and materials list

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