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Project by Timber4fun posted 2130 days ago 1901 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is made out of hard maple. The top is tiger maple, which was unplanned. I just came across a piece of tiger maple. I have not done much with curves, so I thought I’d give it a shot. I upgraded my bandsaw recently, so I give it all the credit. It was a fun project. I still need to sand and throw some finish on it. This is for my wife. I hope she likes it.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#1 posted 2130 days ago

Very Nice.

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#2 posted 2130 days ago

I really like your design. Subtle, but different enough to stand out from the crowd. Nice work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 2130 days ago

Very nice. What finish do you plan for this project?

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#4 posted 2130 days ago

Nice piece of wood work. I like the smooth curves you’re putting on it.

take care and work safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 2130 days ago

...she will love it!

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#6 posted 2130 days ago

Your wife will love it! I know I do. This piece is stunningly beautiful. I love the graceful curves and the panels all around. I also love the top piece and the doweled joinery. Well done and great design. Favorited.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 2130 days ago

Thanks for all the comments. Oldskoolmodder – I plan to go with a natural finish to take advantage of the light tones of maple, along with Miniwax Wipe-on Poly for protection. I am just a simple man. :)

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#8 posted 2129 days ago

Great design. You did a superb job also.
Thanks for sharing.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#9 posted 2129 days ago

Thats a cool looking proect. Please post pictures after you have applied the finish.

Thanks for posting

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#10 posted 2129 days ago

very nice indeed well done good looking and well made.regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 2127 days ago

I like it. That’s the first thing I said out loud when I saw this piece. Is the bottom face frame rail arched as well? It looks like it is and I noticed the top rail of the door is arched too. I think if the bottom rail of the door were arched too it would really ground the theme.

It a beautiful work and I’d like to build one like it. Thanks for posting.

-- Greg, CT

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#12 posted 2124 days ago

GMoney – yes, the bottom face has the same curve contour as the door frame. If you decide to make something similar, I would consider moving the bottom face piece down just a little further so that it is a little more visible. I am certainly not complaining. Project turned out great. I just always re-evaluate how I would do it differently. I plan to do some similar projects in the future, once I find some wood. :) I have a few other projects I need to finish up first. Honey-do list …

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#13 posted 2099 days ago

Nice cabinet, Tim.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 2099 days ago

Glad this came around again. It’s a fine cabinet, and the curves on the sides give it character. Is it finished yet?

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#15 posted 2096 days ago

Yes – it is complete. Turned out better than expected. I used a natural finish, so the finished project looks almost identical to the posted pictures, minus the shop floor and sawdust. :)

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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