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Hickory Microwave Cabinet
With Pull-Out Trash Bin
Text, photos & design by Tom Hintz
This was my first complete hickory project and may well be my last. If you have never worked with hickory before, it is the hardest (by far) wood I have every used and taxes all of the cutting and shaping tools in a big way. It does look nice when completed and will probably outlast pyramids.
Designed as an add-on cabinet for an existing kitchen, the stand is 36 1/4"-tall and about 23"-wide by 22"-deep. Everything with the exceptions of the back, floor and upper drawer case (poplar) is made from solid hickory. I had to machine all of the parts from rough-cut stock
The trash bin pull-out was designed and built in the shop using heavy-duty Accuride full extension slides. We looked at the commercially available trash pullouts but none would work well with the rails & stile door. I made a frame for the pull-out from hickory and applied a laminate to the top for protection.
The person for whom this project was built likes it a lot. Though I enjoyed building it, I will think long and hard about making anything out of hickory again!
Sorry, this was a custom project and plans will not be available.
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