After a Cove molding.....

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Project by BigBard posted 1937 days ago 3170 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 1937 days ago

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

-- Don S.E. OK

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#2 posted 1937 days ago

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 1937 days ago

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 1937 days ago

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 1937 days ago

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 1937 days ago

What a super design. You should be proud.

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

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#7 posted 1937 days ago

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 1937 days ago

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 1937 days ago

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 1937 days ago

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 1937 days ago

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

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#12 posted 1937 days ago

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

-- Duane, Ohio

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#13 posted 1937 days ago

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

-- Rick

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#14 posted 1935 days ago

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 1909 days ago

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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