How to Make an Apothecary Chest

Oct 13th
Apothecary Cabinet Bathroom

Apothecary chest dating back to the Middle Ages. An apothecary, a medical professional who dispenses drugs would use the chests to store ingredients and medicines in these chests. Today, reproductions of apothecary chest can be used at home and storage pieces. You can buy a variety of styles of apothecary chests, but can become very expensive.

Fit the apothecary chest guides to spare partition, using wood glue and 4d nails. Fit partitions and sides, using glue and eight-penny nails wood. Fit the upper side pieces with wood glue and nails 8 pence piece. Glue the sides and back together then using wood glue, nail with common nails 2p.

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Place the lower part and embroidered with nails 2p. Glue the front pieces and fix them with nails 2p. Add clips to hold fronts in place until the glue dries. Drill a hole in the center of each drawer front. Remove clamps. Hand sand top, front and sides of the housing and drawer fronts with 1200 grit slightly.

Use a tack cloth to wipe away any sanding dust. Apply the polyurethane stain apothecary chest that sandpaper. Follow the grain of the wood and apply light, even coats. Allow a layer to dry before applying another. Place the cash drawer in position when his cabinet stain has dried completely.

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