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Project by John posted 03-19-2015 02:08 PM 922 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Top and bottom are 4/4 poplar glue ups. Curves were cut with a router and template. Sides are 3/4 maple plywood dadoed into the top and bottom. Doors and face frames are 4/4 poplar. . Purchased legs are attached with steel plates and threaded hanger bolts.
This is the fifth project I’ve been fortunate to do for this customer.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#1 posted 03-19-2015 02:25 PM

Nice design.
Is it your or out of a book ?

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 03-19-2015 02:27 PM

Nicely executed! I can see why this client is a repeat customer. That in itself speaks volumes of your quality craftsmanship.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 03-19-2015 03:10 PM

Thanks you both for your kind comments. The design is a copy of a photo the client supplied to me. I’m sure the construction details are not the same and the size is a little different. There are countless ways to build similar projects as we all know.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#4 posted 03-19-2015 07:36 PM

So the top and bottom are solid wood? How are you accounting for expansion and contraction?

I like the look of this, but wonder about the movement….

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#5 posted 03-20-2015 02:04 PM

Well done. Simple and elegant design.

-- Julian

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#6 posted 03-20-2015 11:23 PM

I’ve been doing similar work with poplar and mix species with paint finishes and haven’t really had issues with wood movement – yet! By the way great looking piece!

-- Greg Simon

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