Frankl dressing table

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Project by andyboy posted 10-26-2014 09:38 AM 2876 views 10 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project really was a learning experience. A case of try try and try again. It is a Paul Frankl reproduction from a photo. I fell in love with the curves and had to have a go at recreating it. Made from Kowhai, Elm and hidden pine and mdf. I veneered the Kowhai as it was in small dimensions.

Sorry pictures came out bad. LJs for some reason they rotated the wrong way etc. Will try another day.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#1 posted 10-26-2014 11:18 AM

Andy, very nice. Id like to see a straight on picture. Well done.

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#2 posted 10-26-2014 12:17 PM

Very professional looking table! Nice job,Andy!!

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#3 posted 10-26-2014 12:52 PM

This came out looking amazing. Great build!

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#4 posted 10-26-2014 01:21 PM

This looks fantastic Andy.
Even better upright.

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#5 posted 10-26-2014 01:40 PM

Beautiful, love the handles.

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#6 posted 10-26-2014 01:52 PM

very nice – great job

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#7 posted 10-26-2014 02:03 PM

Wow, I like it.


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#8 posted 10-26-2014 05:50 PM

AndyAs David Savage said in “Furniture With Soul” a book you shared with me….”A “WOW PIECE”

And I am doubly impressed as to your professional visual presentation!

It lets me see the beauty of the piece.


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#9 posted 10-26-2014 05:56 PM

Very nice. The rotation of the pics happens often with an iPhone, perhaps with others. If you open them up in a viewer on your computer and rotate the picture (even if it initially displays rotated correctly) so it displays right side up, they will show up correctly.

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#10 posted 10-26-2014 05:59 PM

Wonderful result – especially when working from just a photo.

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#11 posted 10-26-2014 07:10 PM

I love it! Really nice job Andy! I did a search and found a picture of what I presume is an original. Honestly, I think yours looks better!

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#12 posted 10-27-2014 12:03 AM

Really nice work Andy! A1jim is right they look better upright!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#13 posted 10-27-2014 05:16 AM

Very fine work Andy.
It looks terrific.

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#14 posted 10-27-2014 11:39 AM

andy, Stellar work..very attractive piece and fine craftsperson work. Normally i don’t comment on stuff in any negative way, I just say nice things about what I do find attractive about a piece, and ignore what my eyes don’t like. But this time, I will give an opinion about the mirror section of the piece. (lucky you, eh?) this is so excellent in so many ways, but the straight sided/top 90 degree mirror just makes my eyes nuts. Yes there are 90 degree corners on your drawer cases, but somehow, my eyes want your mirror to follow the curves, not the straights. An arch from side to side with a mirror, would , I think, look phenomenal. I could be off my rocker, but that is what my brains sees. ah, well, this concept is worth what you paid for it. Again, stellar piece, and best wishes.

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#15 posted 10-27-2014 08:16 PM

Nice Job. Important is you can use/build in many ways—as a box, w/o mirror….

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