Little Apothecary Wall Cabinet

This little cabinet was an idea sparked by my wife. We had an open wall in our entry way and wanted to put something functional and nice looking on it. The main wall of our entry way features my first apothecary cabinet and the half lap frame I made a few years ago, so we thought it would be a good idea for this cabinet to match them. The design is based around 9” x 9” squares. The two squares on the left are broken up into 8 drawers. The rest of the squares remain open shelving and display space.

The outer case is 5/8” thick and joined with dowels. The inner dividers are 3/8” thick and joined with stopped dados. The inner dividers are also inset 1/2” relative to the outer case. The drawers are made of maple with a walnut bookmatch on the fronts. The walnut runs vertically to show off the beautiful grain; running it horizontally would break up the bookmatch. The back panel is covered with an embroidered fabric which is atypical for me but I felt it was a welcomed change.

Overall, the cabinet is about 40” x 20” x 7” and isn’t too heavy. The finish is 3 coats of danish oil. It is secured to the wall via a French cleat system which makes hanging this on the wall simple and secure. Below is a video of the build.