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Project by AUPilot posted 06-30-2014 05:24 AM 545 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of the first big pieces that i ever built. I made it out of Birch Plywood for the sides, shelves, and top. The trim, legs, doors, and drawers are all poplar. I stained the entire piece walnut and finished it with 4 coats of poly with an HVLP gun.





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#1 posted 06-30-2014 10:23 AM

Another nice piece

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

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 03:16 PM

How did you like going large? What are the dimensions? I Like the applied strips on the doors! I thought about that for my armoire, but could not make it work with the materials on hand.

-- Psalm 62: 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, 12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work

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#3 posted 06-30-2014 04:01 PM

Well being that this was my first really large piece I needed a lot of help with my dad just being able to handle and assemble the materials when I was doing glue ups. We dident have a very large shop at the time and it’s kinda crazy that we built this project with 4 tools. This project was a lot of trial and error for me bc the largest piece that I had built prior to the armoire was a red oak blanket chest. Looking back at this project the only tools I had in the shop were a circular saw, table saw, a miter box, and an electric drill where as now we have planers, joiners, radial arms saw, router table, bandsaw just about everything u need. The dimensions of this piece I believe are 24 or 26 inches deep 72 inches tall and 36 or 40 wide. I did the dimensions around a small door frame bc I knew I would be moving this piece a couple times in the next few years and I wanted a piece that could fit right into a small door frame without having to flip it or turn it. The picture doesn’t display it but there is a bar in the top cabinet to hang up shirts.

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#4 posted 07-01-2014 02:19 AM

I guess that I could have asked this earlier but- How is it Joined? Can you get a picture of the clothes rod? How is it installed?

-- Psalm 62: 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, 12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work

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#5 posted 07-01-2014 02:34 AM

I joinery in the shelves is pretty simple. I did butt joints with pocket screws and glue. I like pocket screws much better than nailing first is the screws are hidden and second they go into the wood at an angle so they are much stronger than regular screws and the pull the joint really tight. For the legs and molding at the top I did miter joints. The rod was just a couple screws right in the side of the piece. I’ll have a better picture of it up in a day or so.

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