Pagoda with a Stickley motif

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Project by bibb posted 03-30-2009 04:32 AM 2403 views 12 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the last piece in the Pagoda series. It’s time to move on. I have a wacky idea for a piece of studio furniture in mind for my next big adventure.
Cherry case with gabon ebony inlay, feet and pulls. Three coats of homebrewed Maloof finish with a couple of coats of Butchers amber paste wax.
I wanted to try a few new things with this box. Mitered drawer fronts, an inlay of ebony and a more contemporary look to the feet were all new for this project.
The mitered drawer fronts were fun, the inlay on the lid is intended to tie in with a set of Stickley bedroom furniture and the feet are kind of funky.
By the way, I really don’t like working with cherry, give me genuine mahogany any day.
And as always thanks for taking the time to look.

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#1 posted 03-30-2009 04:35 AM

Very different, very sweet. I love this box!

-- Chris

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#2 posted 03-30-2009 05:04 AM

this is really awesome!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 03-30-2009 05:07 AM

Very nice, great projects you have there. Really cool designs, well thought out.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 03-30-2009 05:51 AM

Really interesting design, great looking case.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 03-30-2009 07:13 AM

I like the design.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 03-30-2009 08:30 AM

Very nicely done, as always. I still love the quilted maple wood the most. ~ Can you tell???

-- "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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#7 posted 03-30-2009 03:03 PM

Very nicely done.

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

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#8 posted 03-30-2009 03:06 PM

Excellent Job!!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 03-30-2009 03:32 PM

Great job. But I love cherry. The box is a great looking design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#10 posted 03-30-2009 03:52 PM

vert nice bibbs, they get better everytime.cannot wait to your stickly chair.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#11 posted 03-31-2009 03:19 AM

Bibb, this is beautiful. I really like the design and the choice of woods is great too.

Oh, and if you have any cherry laying around…just send it to me :)

Thanks for posting this.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#12 posted 03-31-2009 04:08 AM

As in all of your designs and work GREAT.


-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 03-31-2009 06:13 AM

Excellent piece

-- Elvin, Southern California, "How great would life be if we lived a little of it everyday"

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#14 posted 05-19-2009 05:21 PM

This is very nice….I love your work!

Robin Renee’


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#15 posted 05-23-2009 07:38 AM

Gorgeous work Bibb! I love the disign!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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