Introduction

salvage bar cabinet
Photo: Kristen Larsen
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The graphic pattern on this red-and-amber-colored stained-glass sidelight really complemented the Mod-ish furnishings in my apartment. But the window's tall, narrow proportions are what made it ideal for the door of a wall-mounted storage unit for bar glasses that I wanted to put in an awkward recess in my dining room.

Here’s the step-by-step for the cabinet I built:
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    Tools List

    • 100-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape
    • pencil compass
      Pencil
    • framing square
      Framing square
    • combination square
      Combination Square
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • hand clamps
      Clamps
    • chisel
      Chisel
    • drill
      Cordless Drill Driver
    • Phillips screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • paintbrush
      Paintbrush
    • table saw
      Table Saw

    Shopping List

    1. Vintage stained glass window

    2. Salvaged bin pull

    3. Pre-primed pine

    4. Paint5. Wood glue

    6. Hinges

    7. Steel tacks

    8. Finish screws