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This small tea storage cabinet is a great size to set on a countertop, on a pantry shelf or in a kitchen shelving alcove as one client did. The height is just under 13" tall so it should fit under most kitchen upper cabinets. The depth is under 11" so they don't protrude out too much, preserving counter space. The width is 21" which is determined by the width of the tea dispensers. One thing to keep in mind is that the cabinet will open to around 29" with both doors open.

The tea dispenser doors hold a box worth of individually packaged tea each. There are 12 dispensers each with a library style label holder. These label holders have worked well, they allow any color of paper and any font the owner wants to use to identify the tea inside. The tea bags are loaded from the rear of the dispenser. A hinged door is held closed by a magnet so it is easy to pull open, load the tea and close without messing with latches. Inside the dispenser slots, the drawer pockets and the interior of the drawer is all left unfinished to avoid contaminating the tea with odors.

Inside the cabinet are canister or jar racks. I made the curves in the rack to accomodate a 3" diameter tin, canister or jar which will be adequate for most tins sold from on-line tea stores. If you don't have tins, I like to recommend using 12 oz. Ball Jelly jars with a white plastic screw-on lid. The rack depth is 6 1/2" so it will accept tins up to 6 1/2" tall. The drawers are wide and deep enough to hold 3 tea boxes from Celestial Seasonings, Bigelow and Twinings.

The wood I use is Hard Maple because it's a hard wood that doesn't seem to impart odor to the tea. The wood I use is from a local sawmill that is harvested locally. The finish I use is a sealer coat of Shellac. I like Shellac because it's an all natural product that has been around for centuries and when dry has no odor to contaminate the tea. I try to apply just enough to bring out the beauty of the wood, make the cabinet resistant to staining and provide a little abrasion resistance. Shellac is easily repairable and if you want a shinier finish you can apply more. I will ship a cabinet unfinished but the price will not be reduced.

This is a made to order item, currently there is a 4-6 week lead time.

Changes are possible and will be priced on a case by case basis. Changes to the cabinet dimensions are limited do to the specific size requirements.

***Good News***
I have secured a large supply of original style label holders so now I can offer two styles of the label holders. The original style pictured on all tea cabinets or the new style pictured in the sample picture. In the sample picture you'll see dispenser panels, Hard Maple (left) and Black Cherry (right), with the new label holders attached. I think they offer a unique look that is minimalist and look a little like tea leaves. Your cabinet will come with the original style label holders unless you specify the new style.

Small Countertop Tea Storage Cabinet (made when ordered)


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