Sapele and Quilted Maple Master Suite

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Project by rhett posted 05-15-2015 11:29 AM 2264 views 6 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some finished pics of a bedroom set I have been working on since Nov of last year. It is made from sapele and quilted maple, with all the panels being sequence matched and custom pressed by Indiana Architectural Plywood. Every panel of sapele is from the same log and all the door panels are paired and matched 4a quilted maple. My client wanted art deco styling, to be surrounded by wood and for everything to be polished to high gloss. Over 7 gallons of lacquer was sprayed on this single project.

There ended up being 11 separate pieces of cabineture, three with fully arched tops and featuring 19 dovetailed drawers. The drawer pulls were custom milled by SA Baxter, a bespoke hardware company in NY.

All the hardwood for the doors and trim is quarter sawn sapele.

The home owners and I are very pleased with how this project turned out.

-- Doubt kills more dreams than failure.

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#1 posted 05-15-2015 11:44 AM

Rhett, you do wonderful work. This is beautiful bedroom set and I am sure that they are more than well pleased.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 05-15-2015 01:00 PM

Very nice.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an axe.

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#3 posted 05-15-2015 02:37 PM

Wow! The sixth photo’s reflection shows the amazing quality of your finish…

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#4 posted 05-15-2015 02:57 PM

That is AMAZING!!!!! Incredible work! Thank you for sharing this. It is very inspiring

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#5 posted 05-15-2015 03:05 PM

What an amazing set! Thanks for sharing your work with us.

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#6 posted 05-15-2015 03:27 PM

Gorgeous work Rhett! Magnificent.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#7 posted 05-15-2015 03:45 PM

Thanks for everyone’s kind words. I feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work with such lux materials and did my best to showcase them.

Just wanted to share this rare commission.

Be Good

-- Doubt kills more dreams than failure.

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#8 posted 05-15-2015 04:20 PM

everything is truly gorgeous and the matched wood is perfect. Great job. Take a year off now!

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#9 posted 05-15-2015 05:53 PM

They look great.

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#10 posted 05-15-2015 06:33 PM


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#11 posted 05-15-2015 07:14 PM

Amazing work and finish! I can see why EVERYONE is HAPPY…. Great work and design. That is alot of work and the results speak for them self!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 05-15-2015 08:23 PM

Beautiful doesn’t seem to do it justice….

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#13 posted 05-15-2015 09:07 PM

great looking peices

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#14 posted 05-15-2015 09:32 PM

Just wow! Congradulations

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#15 posted 05-16-2015 12:07 AM

Wow! That is a beautiful set of furniture! I love the design, and the combo of the sapele and maple!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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