Hey there!  I’m so excited to share my new Anthropologie Inspired Printers Cabinet!

Vintage CabinetI was smitten with the Anthropologie original I spotted but at a whopping $1,698.00, I knew that I needed to enlist the help of our very talented friend, Ana White to design something similar!

Here are the steps I took to build this baby, with Purebond Plywood, for $200 ~ INCLUDING hinges and pulls!

Purebond Plywood

Frame constructed.  I chose a sheet of 3/4″ Purebond in Birch for the entire frame.  I had the nice guys at Home Depot rip the boards down for me which made it much easier to fit into my SUV and cut once I got them home!  We shared why we have pledged to build with Purebond HERE.


Face on the frame.

Pocket Hole System

Of course, Kreg made a huge appearance in this post!  From the frame to the trim, every screw is hidden thanks to my Kreg Jig!

Planked top


cabinet door hinges

I LOVE these hinges!  I also installed them in my Pottery Barn Inspired Media Console.  You can get them at Home Depot for $3 per set.  They are very strong and easy to install!

Rust-Oleum Stain

This is the stain I used on this piece! Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Early American.

The color is a new Shanty favorite!  You can find it at Lowe’s.  We also used it on our Shanty Hall Tree Bench!

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I found these great pulls on Amazon for $2.38 each!  I also got a discounted shipping rate for purchasing 12 ~ whoop!!

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pullsAhhhh I am loving this cabinet under our TV in our bedroom!  It has great storage, I love the stain color and it was only $200!!!  Thanks again to Ana for her awesome FREE DIY Vintage Printers Cabinet plans!

And, because I love to give good recommendations when I have them, I am so happy to share with all of you DFW locals, PGAV Audio Video Solutions.   Patrick is a close family friend of ours and he did a phenomenal job hiding all of our ugly cords behind our walls!  He has over 20 years of experience in the Audio Video Industry!   If you are interested in having a flat screen mounted, a home theater installed…anthing Audio/Video Related, email him for an estimate at [email protected] and tell him the Shanty Sisters sent you:)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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  1. As an apprentice printer when hot metal went out do you know how many of these cabinets I took to the dump and how much foundry type was smelted down for scrap??

  2. Where did you get that can? I have one that looks identical to that in a different color from ikea…

  3. Love your work! This cabinet is beautiful! Now, if I could only invest as much time in “doing” as I do in “reading”:) Great job and great website!

  4. You had me at “Anthro.” Here is my question – what do your husbands think of their amazing wives who have filled their homes with such amazing, handmade furniture for pennies on the dollar? Are they so proud of you guys or what?!?

  5. To be completely honest… I would have bought yours over the Anthro in an instant. Just lovely.

    1. Thank you Mindi! I actually shared the stain color and it erased for some reason! I added it back in! Rust-oleum Early American! Love it:)
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  6. omgomgomgomg you guys just keep getting better and better! I love this! And I’m so happy to see that you did false drawer fronts, and didn’t have to build a million drawers! Much less intimidating! Congrats, I absolutely love your Anthro-inspired cabinet!!!!

    1. PS. I find that I have a hard time making the top boards completely flat when I join them together. Do you have the same problem? If not, how do you make it so all the boards come together flush? Also, I’d love to see inside the cabinet – did you add shelves for your media components?

      1. It really helps to make sure you buy straight boards and furring strips won’t cut it for a flat piece! I have started clamping them while I kreg;)
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