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Project by sIKE posted 1819 days ago 1717 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first commissioned piece. It has taken me a good while to get it completed, from start to finish it has been about eight months. I am very thankful for the patience of my customer; I know he is very excited to finally get this in his house. This project has really pushed me and my woodworking skills. If you have been following the blog of this then you know that there have been many firsts in this project for me. What I am most proud of it that there are very few fasteners in this project, just a few brads in the support glue blocks behind the toe kick. It is solid cherry, except for the toe kick which is a bent wood lamination that I did. Most of the wood was rough 5/4 cherry, I got here in Austin. I milled it, glued it, cut the shelves, routed the sliding dovetails, and finished it all in eight short months ;)! I am very happy with it; I hope the customer will be too! I will add some additional pictures once it is delivered and setup in its new home this weekend.

Critiques as always are welcome!

For those that are interested here is a link to the blog on this project from the start.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"





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jim1953

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#1 posted 1819 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 1819 days ago

oooo pretty very well looks good

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#3 posted 1818 days ago

beautiful

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

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#4 posted 1818 days ago

Nicely figured Cherry : ) Congratulations on such a fine first !

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

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#5 posted 1818 days ago

That is some beautiful wood and it appears that you have done it justice. Thanks for blogging all the way through. I don’t always post but I love reading your blogs. They are thorough and inspiring. I’m plannign to trying putting my garage together similar to your shop. Dedicating some time to my workspace should make things much more enjoyable.

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#6 posted 1818 days ago

congratulations on getting it finished. You took us through a lot of the struggles but persistence and determination has won out and the final product is brilliant! You should be deservedly proud. Make sure you followup with the customer’s feedback.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Scott Bryan

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#7 posted 1818 days ago

This is going to make a wonderful addition to your client’s home. It is a gorgeous piece of furniture and a prime example of why good craftsmanship just can’t be rushed! Being able to follow along through the construction process and finally getting to see the end product adds so much more depth to the project as opposed to simply seeing the end result. Thanks for taking us along on the journey with you.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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sIKE

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#8 posted 1818 days ago

Thanks all for the comments, it has been a long row to hoe, but I got it done. The customer sent me an e-mail this morning and I quote “Looks beautiful!” was the first thing he said. Very satisfying after all this time and work :)

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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HokieMojo

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#9 posted 1818 days ago

just a suggestion, but I think you should add a link in your project post that send you over to the blog you did. i think there are a lot of people that might be interested in seeing both that may have missed the blog (or that might click on this when it comes up in the shuffle down the road).

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sIKE

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#10 posted 1818 days ago

HokieMojo,

Thanks! I should of done that to begin with…

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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PurpLev

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#11 posted 1818 days ago

love that piece! I hope the customer will appreciate it for what went into it

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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sIKE

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#12 posted 1818 days ago

Thanks allot Sharon!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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