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Arts & Crafts-style armoire combines elements from Greene and Greene, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and the Roycrofters. Uses knockdown construction techniques common in 19th-century French armoires. The two frame-and-panel doors include a leaded-glass panel in the top third. Overall dimensions: 26"x57"x78" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #46 Aug 1995 pg. 26

Walnut entertainment center. Reproduction of an antique wardrobe from a 19th-century German settlement in Iowa is adapted for a modern application. Features room for a 32" TV, pocket doors, and a plywood insert that can adapted as needs change. Construction is frame-and-panel with applied moldings. Overall dimensions: 54" wide, 25" deep, 77" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #75 Oct 1999 pg. 30

How to apply cabinet overlay molding to a ready-made, plain pine wardrobe closet to make it look like an antique French armoire.
APARTMENT LIFE Apr 1980 (v.12#4) pg. 56, 86

Plans can be ordered for making a combination wardrobe, chest of drawers and shelf storage unit. Made of three separate units that are stackable and interchangeable and castered for easy movability. Est. cost: $45.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 26

Classic country armoire. Features frame-and-panel door and sides. Disassembles for moving. Est. cost: $150.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1988 (v.66#5) pg. 82

Four armoires. Tips on outfitting an unfinished or outdated armoire with shelves, drawers, a hanging rod or computer tray to make it a storage piece for any room. Finishes with paint, wallpaper appliques or stencils are suggested.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1997 (v.75#7) pg. 25

At your service. A classic armoire-style cabinet with frame-and-panel doors, crown molding, and interior shelving and drawers is adapted to hold a coffee maker, microwave and small refrigerator for use in a home office.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 2001 (v.24#8) pg. 29

Timeless pine furniture. Pine wardrobe resembles an early settler's armoire. Features frame-and-panel doors. Dimensions: 43" wide, 60" tall, 19" deep. Est. cost: $120.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1979 (v.3#2) pg. 10, 17
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1980 (v.3#4) pg. 7

Classic armoire is built from mahogany. Features six large storage drawers, four of which are concealed behind frame-and-panel doors. Overall dimensions: 57" tall, 26" wide, 19" deep.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1990 (v.13#5) pg. 14

Hide-away closet. Handy free-standing closet for a child's room features 4 drawers, a clothes bar and a display shelf for stuffed toys. Overall dimensions: 48" tall, 45" wide, 17" deep.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1990 (v.13#6) pg. 28

Pine solutions. Armoire/multipurpose entertainment unit (39"x20"x72" high). Lower compartment has an adjustable shelf and an 8"-deep drawer behind a pair of frame-and-panel doors. Upper compartment has doors that slide back into the compartment, a sliding TV base that swivels and two upper shelves (one fixed and one adjustable) for the VCR.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1993 (v.16#10) pg. 22

How to decorate an unfinished armoire with a fake "burled wood" finish.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 3 1978 (v.91#2) pg. 91, 98

Simple armoire consists of metal shelving you sheath with pine boards.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 21 1984 (v.97#12) pg. 105

Custom, cedar-lined, double bi-fold wardrobe with storage shelves, dress and skirt closets and shoe shelves.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #89 Dec 1965 (v.15#6) pg. 58

American classic furniture. The Lincoln series. Part 3. Pine adaptation of a walnut wardrobe armoire. Est. cost: $500.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #262 Oct 1985 (v.35#8) pg. 86

Cherry wardrobe has Scandinavian-style curved molding and "bun" feet. It is scaled for modern rooms. Features a single frame-and-panel door above a single drawer. Est. cost: $475.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 70

A large traditional wardrobe cabinet features frame-and-panel construction. A complex project. Est. cost: $440.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #362 Oct 1995 (v.45#9) pg. 74

Custom closet wardrobe. A wall of relatively simple plywood boxes is fitted with drawers (on wooden slides), bookmatched veneer plywood doors, full-length mirrors, overhead lighting, shelves and clothes bars.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #83 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 70

Building a Shaker-style wardrobe. Beads and crown dress up a basic cabinet. Features two large frame-and-panel doors. Overall dimensions: 78" tall, 42" wide, 23" deep.
FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 58

Frame-and-carcase armoire features thick (12/4 and 8/4) parts that have been sculpted and shaped using a router and jigs.
FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 44

Building a veneered armoire. Simple joinery helps speed construction. Veneered curves give it a classic style. Armoire features half-columns and crown moldings that consist of veneer applied over cores of black ABS plastic pipe. This armoire is outfitted with shelves to store a television and stereo equipment. Overall dimensions: 78"Tx49"Wx26"D.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 62

Post-and-beam armoire carcase features mortise-and-tenon knockdown joints that are secured with drawbore pegs. This skeleton-and-skin construction is adaptable to a variety of furniture styles (French, Shaker, Southwestern, ... etc.).
FINE WOODWORKING #132 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #134 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 102

Miniature free-standing closets feature louvered doors and are only 43" tall. Excellent for storage of out-of-season pants, shirts and jackets on the clothes rod.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #532 Sep 1972 (v.68) pg. 108

Mini wardrobe is a free-standing cabinet with raised panel doors. Cabinet is tall enough to accommodate shirts or jackets. There are four drawers on one side.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #613 Jun 1979 (v.75) pg. 70

Four-door (bifold-door) armoire is actually the doorway to a closet.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #635 Apr 1981 (v.77) pg. 56

A country-style armoire you can build. This elegant cupboard is loaded with 18th century charm. Use it for clothes storage or install shelves and house stereo equipment, games, linens, etc. General construction details illustrated, but plans must be ordered. Overall dimensions: 44" wide, 70" tall, 16" deep.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #676 Aug 1984 (v.80) pg. 88

Wardrobe for a master craftsman. Walnut armoire is winner of Stanley Tools high school woodworker contest. Complete plans included.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1981 (v.155#3) pg. 140

Armoire. Features either cane-panel doors for use as a wardrobe or glass-panel doors for use as a display case. The basic cabinet (measuring 20" deep, 56" tall, 40" wide) is supported on 16" tall legs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1985 (v.162#11) pg. 120

Gentleman's wardrobe features solid poplar construction and a white pickled finish. Overall dimensions: 84" tall, 41" wide, 24" deep.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1987 (v.164#3) pg. 86

King-size platform bed with headboard and night tables. Constructed in five individual pieces that can be separated for moving ease. Built of inexpensive medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and painted with enamel. Accompanying article describes how to build a matching wall unit and wardrobe.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1988 (v.165#11) pg. 100, 108, 118

A gentlemen's armoire. Traditional frame-and-panel armoire (36"x18"x84" high) is designed to optimize interior space efficiency. Inside has a 48" high space for hanging clothes with narrow shelves on each side. The bottom has three shelves.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #95 Mar 1997 (v.17#1) pg. 32

How to build an armoire to hold dishes and linens.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 14 1978 (v.41#11) pg. 131, 142

Five ideas on how to turn a ready-to-assemble spacesaver into a charming wardrobe, including a french country look, latticed bedroom closet, bulletin board closet, an armoire, and a utility cabinet.
WOMAN'S DAY Jan 10 1984 (v.47#5) pg. 55, 93

Maple-and-cherry bedroom suite. Part 3. Large armoire (or entertainment center) features frame-and-panel doors and sides.
WOOD MAGAZINE #137 Nov 2001 (v.18#8) pg. 70, Insert

Armoire features a graceful arched top and two raised-panel doors which follow the line of the top. The interior is divided down the middle into two compartments with adjustable shelves. Overall dimensions: 84" high, 52" wide, 22" deep.
WOODSMITH #67 Feb 1990 pg. 18

Corner cabinet (closet) features open storage shelves, storage drawers, and two clothes closets. Built from red oak and red oak plywood. Overall dimensions: 32"x32"x76" tall.
WOODSMITH #94 Aug 1994 (v.16) pg. 6

Large cherry wardrobe cabinet features simple design, simple joinery and frame-and-panel construction. Behind two large outer doors you find the hanging-clothes area and four drawers (in a separate inner case). Below the doors is a large storage drawer. Overall dimensions: 72"Tx46"Wx22"D.
WOODSMITH #102 Dec 1995 (v.17) pg. 6, 17, 28, 29

Collabsible wardrobe for a spare bedroom folds to less than 4" deep against the wall when not in use. When opened, the wardrobe measures 37" wide, 72" tall, 21" deep. Inside it has six storage compartments which occupy 1/3 of the unit. The balance is available for hanging clothes.
WOODWORKER #1115 Oct 1986 (v.90#10) pg. 813

Pine armoire. Large cabinet (40" wide, 79" tall, 24" deep) is faced with two frame-and-panel doors. Inside the cabinet are two shelves, two drawers, and a large area for hanging clothes. Designed for men's shirts and coats, but may be adapted for women's dresses.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 50

Tabletop armoire is suitable for use as a curio cabinet or a jewelry chest. Features a "tombstone" frame-and-panel door and a single drawer. Overall dimensions: 21" tall, 14" wide, 7" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1990 (v.14#3) pg. 57

Multi-purpose plywood closet doubles as a wardrobe and pegboard wall unit, 48" wide, 24" deep, and 72" high.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1966 (v.22#4) pg. 28

Built-in cabinet across the end of a narrow room provides drawer space, shelf space and two wardrobe closets needed for a bedroom.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1969 (v.25#6) pg. 28

Bedroom set for a girl. A four poster twin bed and matching armoir with 6 drawers and 2 frame and panel doors (78" tall, 49" wide, 22" deep).
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 27, 36

Wardrobe wall system. A free-standing base of six large drawers is topped by three cabinets. One of the upper cabinets contains shelves. The other two are closets for hanging clothes. All three are closed off with frame-and-panel doors. The entire unit can be separated into four sections for moving. Overall dimensions: 72" long, 16" deep, 72" tall.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1986 (v.42#4) pg. 2

Low-cost armoire is built from salvaged wood. Features two frame-and-panel doors concealing a cabinet above three large storage drawers. Overall dimensions: 69" tall, 40" wide, 17" deep.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1987 (v.43#2) pg. 92

Shaker-style pine bedroom set. Part 3. Wardrobe/entertainment center. Cabinet (27"x49"x60" high) can have an interior clothes rod or shelves that accommodate a TV, VCRs, speakers, etc.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1996 (v.52#2) pg. 40