|Project by woodworksbyjohn||posted 08-29-2015 01:03 AM||2153 views||58 times favorited||26 comments|
This project has been brewing in my mind for quite some time now. It is my own design and personal project that I was able to build between a few paying commissions. Although I’ve always liked the looks of an armoire, most seem to have a huge, monolithic appearance so with my design that has been broken up by the three levels of the top. The over-all size is 19” deep by 48.5” wide and 74” tall. If asked what the style of this piece is I would say it is definitely Shaker influenced with an Asian flare. The hardware is from Lee Valley and Horton Brass. If you check out my blog you’ll see that this was a very complex piece to make—- I’m glad I get to use it every day!
I use traditional techniques for this project which is made of Genuine Mahogany. Draw-bored mortise and tenon, hand cut dovetails, and wooden drawer web are all features of this Armoire. The finish is Danish Oil with a 3 part blend, top coat which is wet sanded in for a traditional look and feel.
If you’d like to see the blog posts I did during the construction of this piece you can copy and paste this into your browser: http://woodworksbyjohn.com/?s=John%27s+Armoire
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