OLD CABINET to Modern Cane Showpiece | Furniture Makeover

Published February 15, 2022 9,846 Views

In this furniture makeover, I transform a dated cabinet/dresser using cane, handmade handles and legs, and a white + whitewash color combo for a modern boho look.

I found this piece on FB Marketplace many months ago and it was sitting in storage waiting for me to come up with an idea for it. Ever since my last cane makeover, I've wanted to reattempt the caning process (last time I didn't wet the cane prior to stapling, which I now know is the best way to ensure a tight application). This piece did not look like a good candidate for a caning project because, well, it didn't have an opening for me to cane. But then I thought, why don't I just MAKE an opening and cane it... And just like that, this video was conceived.

Check out my other cane makeover in a dark color:

I hope you found some value in this video. Thank you for watching! :)

- Andy

0:00 Timestamps
2:17 Cutting out windows in drawer and doors
4:41 Routing ledge on windows
5:50 Sanding
6:08 Making a shelf
7:58 Priming/sealing
10:24 Caning
13:46 Making legs
15:40 Making handles
16:05 Painting
17:20 Whitewashing cane
18:16 Whitewashing handles and legs
18:40 Topcoat
19:18 Attaching hardware
19:55 Done

Below is a list of some tools and products used in this video:

Cane: https://www.levairscaningsupplies.ca/ (Canada only)
Dremel Ultra-Saw: https://amzn.to/3wlm8IC
DeWalt Jigsaw: https://amzn.to/3reXuIt
Bosch Router: https://amzn.to/34A7029
SurfPrep Electric Sander: https://www.surfprepsanding.com?aff=76 (code MODERN10 for -10%)
Ridgid Orbit Sander: https://amzn.to/3v2x9yh
Shelf Holder Pegs: https://amzn.to/34C8j0v
Cover Stain Primer: https://amzn.to/3gLhVbt

As a disclaimer, the above links may be affiliate links, so if you make a purchase with the links provided, I may receive a small commission. There's no extra charge to you, but it helps me out!

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