After a Cove molding.....

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Project by BigBard posted 05-02-2009 08:42 PM 3854 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Can I still be considered a beginner? I probably wasted a whole Saturday trying to figure out should I attempt this cove molding. Wasn’t sure if i was ready for something like this and believe it or not, the glue up was actually the hardest part. This piece was designed by David Marks on the DIY network. I used poplar and birch because that’s all could justify spending while I’m in a learning and experiment stage. The base and the cove molding is over a inch and a half thick, the plans called for most of the other parts to be 7/8 of a inch I went with one inch. The drawers are constructed from birch plywood using dado joinery. I haven’t decided on a finish but I’m gonna use “General Finishes” wipe-on and I’m gonna wait until i finish the other pieces to match i.e. bed and night stand.

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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Don K.

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#1 posted 05-02-2009 09:20 PM

Beginner ??? Looks absolutely beautiful, VERY nice !!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#2 posted 05-02-2009 09:23 PM

NOpe that’s it!!! You can no longer call yourself a beginner.That is a nice looking dresser! Good work!

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#3 posted 05-02-2009 09:23 PM

This is a great Job a pretty challenging job for some one who considers themselves a beginner. A word of caution using poplar ,it can blotch when staining you might give it a coat of 1 lb cut of shellac before finishing
to help control blotch, a gel stain stays on the surface and will have less chance of blotching unless you rub it into the wood to much. No matter what finish you use try it on a test board first. You have done a very good job , David would be proud of you. Can’t wait to see the finished project.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 05-02-2009 10:01 PM

very nice cabinet and you now have lost all your rights to the “just a beginner” logo. Great Job.

-- F.Little

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#5 posted 05-02-2009 10:17 PM

I am sorry but I don’t like this piece for the following reason!

it’s not mine !!!!! aaaaaaaaarghhh still if I’m good who knows maybe santa will buy me one just like it.Silly two minutes over really lovely I like the flared sides sets it off beautifully.Alistair

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

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#6 posted 05-02-2009 10:23 PM

What a super design. You should be proud.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#7 posted 05-02-2009 10:57 PM

You were a beginner when you started and now your a finisher…nice work, great design…Blkcherry

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Dan Hux

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#8 posted 05-03-2009 02:09 AM

Great job from Raleigh, NC…Did you buy all the clamps for this project? takes alot of clamps, ehh? Nice work..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#9 posted 05-03-2009 02:20 AM

Wow, thanks guys for the responses. Blackcherry sounds good for a finish or blackwalnut that’s what my wife’s leaning towards. I like the natural wood look with a little tung or linseed oil.

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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#10 posted 05-03-2009 02:24 AM

Yes Dan, most of my clamps are Harbor freight the blue one’s work excellent!! The red one’s are the lowes 14 dollar bessey’s

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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#11 posted 05-03-2009 02:36 AM

Looks like you did a good job on this one. Keep it up.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#12 posted 05-03-2009 04:49 AM

WOW............ wish I had your beginners skills

-- Duane, Ohio

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Rick Babwin

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#13 posted 05-03-2009 06:17 PM

I think your “beginner” days are behind you. Great job!

-- Rick

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#14 posted 05-05-2009 03:48 AM

You are a beginner of every new venture, but your talent and skill is surely not.
Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#15 posted 05-31-2009 03:24 AM

Very talented. I guess it runs in the family. Keep it up. You will have your own furniture line soon. Nice taste.

-- ath

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