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Project by TimF posted 1839 days ago 1594 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I made about 5 years ago. It’s okay for storage space. Also on the side view you can see the problems with working with figured material. I gotten a little bit better since then but it is still a problem. I did make a mistake and this will be a lesson for someone I hope. I forgot to buy the little knobs for the slats that pull out to support the leaf that drops down. And I continue to forget those things. The front feet on this thing are cherry the picture doesn’t do the finish on them justice and I wish I had of written down how I did. I made the clocks on top of this too. They were made when I was addicted to the scroll saw during football season.

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#1 posted 1839 days ago

Really sweet well done I used to own one of these Bought from a freind.Alistair

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

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#2 posted 1839 days ago

Welcome aboard!! Maple sure looks good:-)) even if it is a bit of a pain to work. Why did yiou go with cherry for the feet?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 1839 days ago

I love the wood. You did a nice job putting it all together.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#4 posted 1839 days ago

Very good work, don’t sell yourself too short. We are always our own worst critics. The only guy you gotta please is the man in the mirror.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 1839 days ago

Problems or not that figure really jumps.

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#6 posted 1838 days ago

Hey Tim
Very impressive great build wonderful wood super joinery.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1838 days ago

Hi Tim;

Beautiful wood for sure!!!

Nice job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 1838 days ago

Sweet Maple , nice build : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 1838 days ago

keep your projects coming .. I really enjoy seeing the things you make

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 1838 days ago

I’ll take figured wood any day! Nothing boring about that piece. Great job.

-- John @

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#11 posted 1838 days ago

Awesome piece there Tim! Love the curlyness of that wood.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#12 posted 1838 days ago

Great cabinet/chest.
Isn`t it nice to be able to learn from our
mistakes? The cabinet is really pleasing to
the eye.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#13 posted 1837 days ago

That is some fine wood you used for that desk!
Do you have shots of the inside opened?

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#14 posted 1837 days ago

Hi again.
What finish did you use on those feet? The color is beautiful! I’m building cherry face frames & doors, and would like that same color. Please write me and share.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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