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Project by Durnik150 posted 1940 days ago 1012 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love working with Padauk. It is a hard wood that is reasonably forgiving and the color, wow!

I got this basic design from a book but tweaked it here and there for the fun of it. I ran a layer of Canarywood through the laminated block to break up the super bright orange of the Padauk. The drawers don’t have pulls. If you look at picture 4 you can see that there is an open groove running down the side. You simply slide your finger in at the back and pull the drawer out with your finger.

A rubdown with natural stain and then 3 coats of poly topped it off. The drawers are lined in wine colored flock.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO





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TonyWard

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#1 posted 1940 days ago

Of this series of four you’ve just posted ~ this is my favourite, not necessarily because of it’s appearance which is great, but for your craftsmanship with this work.

There are a number of attractive design variations you could apply to this design.

Well done, keep on having fun!

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1940 days ago

This is another nice box. It does look like you are having fun with these!!

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Wingstress

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#3 posted 1939 days ago

Well done! Paduak and Canary wood are my two favorite woods. I just love how a little tung oil with some shellac just makes the colors POP. I always use paduak as an accent color or inlay, because I’ve always thought a full box out of Padauk would be too red. (I’ve had the same reservations about purple heart) But, I think you’ve proved me wrong! I think my next project will include a nice chunk of Padauk.

Thanks for posting. Great choice of woods…

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1939 days ago

Another unique design .Well done beautiful woods and workmanship

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1936 days ago

i like this design!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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