Tansu of Butternut

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Project by akstudio posted 1836 days ago 1199 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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#1 posted 1836 days ago

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 †

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#2 posted 1836 days ago

one of a kind cool

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1836 days ago

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 1836 days ago

nice design,good job

-- Simon, Illinois

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#5 posted 1835 days ago

Beautiful peice.

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#6 posted 1835 days ago

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



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#7 posted 1835 days ago

Fantastic design and craftsmanship. Well done.

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#8 posted 1835 days ago


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.

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#9 posted 1835 days ago

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

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#10 posted 1664 days ago

Beautiful !

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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