Jewelry Armoire / Lingerie Chest #6: Grand Finale - Project Complete

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Blog entry by Steve Erwin posted 07-22-2014 11:59 AM 1604 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s done! She waited through 2 birthdays, 1 anniversary, 1 Christmas, and 1 Valentine’s Day… but it’s finally done, and she seems to feel that it was worth the wait. /phew!

For all the details of each step of the project, head on over to my woodworking blog . Otherwise, click over to my LJ Project page and check it out.

-- I've been creating problems to solve since I was born. -

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#1 posted 07-23-2014 01:13 AM

I can tell by your blog you are glad it is finished. I can also tell by how fast she has loaded it with her jewelry in it she likes it very much. I like the built very much. One reason is you used Quarter Sawn White Oak. I also liked it because you did not stain it dark like most Arts & Crafts furniture. You did a very nice job. Thanks for sharing.

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Steve Erwin

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#2 posted 07-23-2014 01:42 AM

Thanks, Bigrock. Yeah, this one was a doozy. I’m glad to have it completed. Time to rest and recoup and start dreaming up the next adventure.

Stickley has some really dark finishes. Like… medieval times dark. We spent a good deal of time just walking around the Stickley showroom pointing at furniture we like and picking out the finishes. Invariably we were drawn the the ones with an amber glow. Onondaga has more reddish tones, but glows very warmly in the sunlight. And Aurora has browner and yellower tones but still keeps the amber glow.

We’ve decided our family room will be Onondaga and our bedroom will be Aurora. Maybe my son’s room will be natural or Limestone just for a change of pace.

Or maybe I can talk her into letting me try Shaker style and building his room out of Cherry or Maple. We’ll see.

-- I've been creating problems to solve since I was born. -

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