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Project by Brett StClair posted 1813 days ago 1665 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wood – African Mahogany with Sapele Veneer Panels and drawer fronts.

Veneer Substrate and drawer boxes are made with 1/2” Baltic Birch plywood except on the drawer fronts where I used wiggle wood (flexible plywood) shaped to a curved substrate and then veneer applied using the vaccuum setup shown in the photos. Props to Joe Woodworker (Veneersupplies.com) for the vaccuum parts kit and very nice veneer products.

For those interested the vaccuum parts kit cost about $100 plus another $20ish for additional parts required. This cost does not include the vinyl bags or veneer toos (saw, glue, roller, etc) It performs every bit as good as the commercial vaccuum systems and costs 1/4 to 1/3 of the price.

-- "Make things as simple as possible... but not any simpler." - Albert Einstein





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Kerux

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#1 posted 1813 days ago

Oh my. Not much else I can think to say.

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#2 posted 1813 days ago

Outstanding dresser

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Andy

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#3 posted 1813 days ago

Wow!Thats some fantastic veneer.You really did a nice job on this.Thanks for the vacuum info too.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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Julian

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#4 posted 1813 days ago

Very nice. I see you also use a joewoodworker venturi system. And for the record it’s sapele, not sepele.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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Ben Kahmann

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#5 posted 1813 days ago

Great looking dresser and vacuum system

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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dorran

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#6 posted 1813 days ago

The color is dark and rich; the construction looks solid. Everything you want in fine furniture.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 1813 days ago

welcome to lumber jocks …great posting

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

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Douglas Krueger

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#8 posted 1813 days ago

The bar is set pretty high for your first project. Can’t wait to see the next one.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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kolwdwrkr

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#9 posted 1813 days ago

Very nice. It looks great

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zlatanv

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#10 posted 1813 days ago

Beautiful!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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tinnman65

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#11 posted 1813 days ago

Very nicely done, I just love the veneer. I built the exact vacuum press from Joe Woodworker and it works great.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 1813 days ago

Thats a beautiful dresser.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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mtnwild

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#13 posted 1813 days ago

Beautiful, you’ve build yourself a nice heirloom…...................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 1813 days ago

Outstanding job on this project !

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Routerisstillmyname

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#15 posted 1813 days ago

Speechless…....

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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