Big Drawer Project - part 2 - Entertainment Center

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 06-20-2014 09:13 PM 1221 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once again, the drawer is 12” deep and 42” wide. But it is what the customer wanted. The entire piece is 42” tall, 46” wide and 20” deep. In the cabinet below is an adjustable shelf. It is made entirely of Beetle Kill pine. Since the red spots are much harder to come by, I always try to feature them somehow. the upper right hand corner of the drawer front is the spot. Once again, finished with 2 coats of shellac and 5 coats of water based poly.

Thanks for reading and comments are always welcome.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 06-20-2014 09:18 PM

Beautiful piece Monte. Nice work. I notice the top looks much darker than the front. Is that just the angle?

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#2 posted 06-20-2014 09:28 PM

Probably just the angle

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-20-2014 09:35 PM

Very nice Monte. Sure is odd on the drawer depth though. Could almost fit a body in there.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#4 posted 06-20-2014 09:44 PM

What a great combination…beetle kill pine, live edges showing in all the right spots and most important of all the creative work that you do Monte….Awesome hardly describes it….!

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#5 posted 06-20-2014 09:55 PM

Really nice, Monte. I’m sure your customers will be ecstatic.
I wonder just how many pairs of jeans the guy has. All of mine plus all my tee shirts would fit in that top drawer.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 06-20-2014 10:09 PM

Your production schedule/output is mind boggling…
That along with your craftsmanship!!!

Looks like you will have another VERY satisfied customer!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 06-20-2014 10:44 PM

Looks good, Monte. You might not like the oversized drawers, but I could see them being useful for certain items.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#8 posted 06-20-2014 11:21 PM

Nice, very nice. I like that natural edge on the front, very nice touch.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 06-20-2014 11:27 PM

Keep it up Monte!

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#10 posted 06-20-2014 11:31 PM

I could hide a whole bunch of stuff in them drawers when company shows up enexpectedly! Great craftsmanship, Monte!

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 06-21-2014 12:01 AM

very nice Monte, I really like the live edge on the interior shelf, a secret bonus

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#12 posted 06-21-2014 12:13 AM

Absolutely love this one. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 06-21-2014 12:18 AM

Nice job and the live edge really sets things off.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 06-21-2014 12:27 AM

Who new pine could look that good. Excellent work bud.

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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#15 posted 06-21-2014 12:31 AM

Candy may be onto something with the “throw everything in the drawer, company’s coming” thing. I’m really liking that finish. The ‘hidden’ live edge is a nice surprise like Bowtie said.

You still using the regular shellac not the Seal Coat? Not supposed to be able to finish over that but yours looks like it’s working fine.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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