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Project by DynaBlue posted 08-31-2009 06:20 PM 2555 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor in Hawaii was a structural engineer (naval) who was married to a mechanical engineer. They decided that they wanted a small entertainment center and after many weeks finally produced me a design drawing. Some engineers! Looked like something my 8 year old niece had done. So I did a little of my own designing and came up with this center which we built in two weekends. Not only did it come out reasonably nice it also got him into woodworking on his own. Made from maple plywood, maple and some scraps of birdseye maple around the drawers for detail.

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....





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MaxS

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#1 posted 08-31-2009 06:30 PM

Need a close-up of one of your drawer fronts. Really like the design. The curved ‘base’ really makes it.

-- Socrates: "I drank what?"

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DynaBlue

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#2 posted 09-01-2009 02:43 AM

MaxS,alas, I have no more pictures available. I was particularly terrible at documenting my work when I started. Basically each drawer front was a slab of maple and then an 1/8” (IIRC) thick facing of scrap birdseye was applied around the edges.

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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huff

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#3 posted 09-01-2009 03:53 AM

Very nice. I like the detail with the drawer fronts.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Jamie

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#4 posted 09-01-2009 07:01 AM

Beautiful wood, and a nice simple design. I love it.

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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#5 posted 09-01-2009 07:09 AM

Nice design and great wood very good Job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DynaBlue

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#6 posted 09-01-2009 08:13 AM

Jim, when could I sign up for your classes? Wife says I need to go get all educated! She also says that you’ve got me totally beat in the ‘he who dies with the most clamps wins’ competition. I tried to tell her that your shop is a wee bit more productive than mine :)

-- Mistake? No, that's just an unexpected design opportunity....

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Innovator

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#7 posted 09-02-2009 04:19 AM

Nothing like teaching what you do to others!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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