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Tansu of Butternut

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Project by akstudio posted 08-20-2009 03:34 AM 1215 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This tansu is made from Butternut (a relative of Walnut), Figured Walnut Veneer, Cypress, and Poplar. The carcass and drawers are joined with hand cut half blind dovetails. To break up the field on the doors, I used a large panel of Walnut reducing down to a smaller Cypress panel. The woods were selected for their rustic qualities but used in a refined manner. Forged iron hardware finish everything off.

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Karson

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#1 posted 08-20-2009 05:16 AM

Beautiful Very nice construction.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 08-20-2009 05:18 AM

one of a kind cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 08-20-2009 06:26 AM

Butternut is such a nice wood to work with and such a pretty grain … Nice job … I like it …

-- RavinHeart - Wisconsin

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#4 posted 08-20-2009 07:16 AM

nice design,good job

-- Simon, Illinois

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#5 posted 08-20-2009 12:11 PM

Beautiful peice.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 08-20-2009 03:23 PM

i love it, the handles really match with the wood grain,
great looking ones,

Rosewood.

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#7 posted 08-20-2009 04:06 PM

Fantastic design and craftsmanship. Well done.

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#8 posted 08-20-2009 06:58 PM

Adam,

Very nice work on this piece. I really like the narrow-pinned dovetails on the drawers. Interesting combinations of wood too. How about a picture of it with both doors closed? I’d like to see the symmetry.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com

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akstudio

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#9 posted 08-21-2009 04:48 AM

Thank you everyone for your generous comments. Great to be in such a tight knit community!

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#10 posted 02-08-2010 01:08 AM

Beautiful !

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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