The Chimney Cupboard Family

April 29th, 2010 in member junk     
BillyJo BillyJo, member
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The 3 colored ones are made by me.  The white one was on my neighbors trash pile.  What a find!!
This was fun.  My wood pile is finally going down.  Made with left over damaged tongue and groove boards, salvaged plywood, hinges and trim board from remodels
The 3 colored ones are made by me.  The white one was on my neighbors trash pile.  What a find!!

The 3 colored ones are made by me.  The white one was on my neighbors trash pile.  What a find!!

I just started watching this great PBS show last season. I later found the website at  This guy (Scott Phillips) is fantastic and a great tutor.  I fell in love with his chimney cupboards.  After watching his show at least 25 times and collecting the materials over a year.  I modified my cupboard plans to meet the limits of my materials.  

      This spring the city gave our neighborhood a clean up day..,  everyone left stuff on the curbs for pick up later.  Heaven is on earth.  , 4 days of hauling doors, lumber, headboards, stands, gas cans, and other repurpose items.  I had to collect 12 hollow core doors for the garage attic to hide it all.  LOL  What a  coincidence 2 houses down was a 1920s chimney cupboard in bad shape ready for the dump.  4 days of repair later.  nearly new.    Visit Scott.  You'll have fun too!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Modified from Scott Phillips design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, furniture, country, white, kitchen, entry, black, farm, bathroom, green, shelf, red, mudroom, historical, coat rack, 30s, 20s

Comments (10)

BillyJo writes: Did you find the website?
Posted: 6:33 pm on January 10th
BillyJo writes:
is the website. Season 14 episode 1404 . It is still there. I just looked. But with future seasons it could go away. They also have one episode the used doors for a corner unit too. Good show and good luck. Check out my hall trees out of doors too.,

you can email me at if you have other questions too! Posted: 4:05 pm on October 15th
DalmationLady writes: Hi-
Can you supply the info on building these?
I find that the episode Scott Philips shows this on
is no longer available....
also as a total woodworking novice I'd llke to use as few tools as possible.....!
Love the idea of re-using old doors.

please elaborate!


Posted: 9:43 am on October 14th
ninnarae writes: Beautiful! I really love the colors you have chosen, too! Posted: 12:34 pm on May 2nd
oldnews writes: Love these cabinets! They are wonderful! Posted: 1:54 am on April 30th
MakinItHappen writes: What a fun way to recycle wood parts. I LOVE IT. Posted: 12:03 pm on April 29th
racers7 writes: AWESOME! I love the cupboard's distressed look too. Scott must have some great directions for building. Melody Posted: 11:48 am on April 29th
RustyDiva writes: Great job!!! Love the red and black one ~ my kind of colors. Posted: 11:12 am on April 29th
CountryJunkSale writes: Excellent work!!! You can never have enough wood though keep the wood pile growing. Posted: 10:55 am on April 29th
alicemom writes: OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Those are fantastic!~ I love what you have done. I wish I had space for all three! I have not gone to Scott's site as yet... I am sure you did him "proud".
smiles, alice Posted: 10:14 am on April 29th
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