Not only does my wife love DIY projects, but she also loves to cook. A few years ago we built this awesome raised vegetable garden, and with far too many tomatoes she got into canning. And with all the work she has put into canning, I decided to build her a jelly cabinet to display her array of canned goods. Enjoy!
- Qty 1 – 1/4″ x 48″ x 48″ Underlayment
- Qty 4 – 1 x 12 x 8′ Common Board; Pine
- Qty 1 – 1 x 12 x 4′ Common Board; Pine
- Qty 2 – 1 x 3 x 8′ Common Board; Pine
- Can be ripped down from 1×4
- 1/4″ Hardware Cloth (3′ x 5′)
- Qty 2 – Hinges (2 Pack)
- Qty 2 – Knobs
- Qty 2 – Magnetic Catches
- 1-1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws
- 1-1/4″ Brad Nails
- 1-1/4″ Wood Screws
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How to build a Jelly Cabinet
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After assembling the door and before you staple on the screen, You’ll need to finish the cabinet and door frames. You’ll notice that I also added trim to the top edge. I thought it added a nice touch. To finish we started by staining the cabinet with Kona wood stain.
Then we applied vaseline to the edges and corners and painted the entire project with a linen white chalk paint.
Then cut the screen slightly larger than the opening and staple in place.
Then sand and scrape away the paint in the areas where vaseline was applied to give a distressed finish.
We decided to cover the back of our jelly cabinet with some leftover cork flooring so it went on after the cabinet was finished.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!