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Project by hrvoje posted 09-17-2015 03:47 PM 1742 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chest of drawers called life is another of my experiments in old oak wich contains my thoughts on life.
So I used material wich is not needed any more for supporting life as a house but rather would be used as a choped pieces for fireplace wich is a short term useage but use din this manner can enrich ones man life and his home for a long period of life onece more again.
Most oft he work is hand made ,joints on corners of a chest are hand sawn called dovetaitls ,for firmness and long lasting.
I like contrasts in furniture ,light and dark ,straight and curved like in life jing and jang , there is nothing ever all black or all white .One contrast emphasizes another and this is the diversity that gives life a meaning.
There is also a contrast between new modern high quality drawers in black colour made of steel and glass and old wood wich may be as old as 300 years.

And in the end Dna double strand is what i wanted to show in doors of drawers with curved lines ,this is our gene ,our history wich is passed on through generations .
The wood is finished with a mixture of beeswax,tung oil and linseed oil .
Chest of drawers called Life is a fully functional furniture sculpture and i hope someone will enyoj in it as much as i did building it or more.
Dimensions 180×50 x 75

hope u like

-- hrvoje





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majuvla

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#1 posted 09-17-2015 03:52 PM

Super izgleda lastin rep spoj. Zanimljiva ideja za prednje strane ladica. Baš sam pitao, gledajući prvu fotografiju ‘gdje su te ladice?’Odličan dizajn sa starim materijalom.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jeff_in_LSMO

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#2 posted 09-17-2015 04:15 PM

just awesome

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 09-17-2015 04:22 PM

Wonderful design and nicely crafted.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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iminmyshop

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#4 posted 09-17-2015 04:26 PM

What a cool imaginative design!
Nice joinery too.

-- http://www.alansfinewoodworking.com/

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DCooksey

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#5 posted 09-17-2015 06:37 PM

Very unique and very, very nice.

-- There are rarely any mistakes made in turning, but there are a lot of on-the-fly design modifications!

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Zaphod07

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#6 posted 09-17-2015 06:49 PM

Very cool design

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#7 posted 09-17-2015 07:00 PM

Wow that is nice. Great lines and proportions!
Like the drawer fronts and how the waves continue across them.

Read through your blog and enjoyed it a lot. So much fine information, history and thoughts. Have added a google translate link to this page with great ww links. Hope you dont mind?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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hrvoje

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#8 posted 09-17-2015 07:33 PM

thx guys for good words ,i was making it for so long that on the end wasnt quite sure how would people think of it.

-- hrvoje

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exelectrician

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#9 posted 09-17-2015 08:52 PM

Bravo!!!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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exelectrician

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#10 posted 09-17-2015 08:52 PM

double -post

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#11 posted 09-17-2015 09:29 PM

Great work Hrvoje!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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Chris McDowell

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#12 posted 09-18-2015 01:07 AM

Wow! Looks great. Nice dovetail work!

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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#13 posted 09-18-2015 09:20 AM

VERY VERY COOL

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