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Project by Andrew1605 posted 09-04-2009 11:49 PM 1387 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Custom Office Suite in Khaya ( AKA; African mahogany)
This project was not a solo effort – worked on this with 3 other guys.
The roping was hand carved by one of my comrades.
The drawer boxes in the final pic are for the end units of the desk area. These two cabinets were very irregular, nothing square about these base cabinets. They are trapezoidal with inside radius fronts. The fronts can be seen stacked on the bench with the drawer boxes if you look closely.
A full U-shaped top was done in granite by others.

-- Its not Rocket Surgery!





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Loucarb

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#1 posted 09-05-2009 12:11 AM

Excellent craftsmanship. Love that wood what kind of finish will you use?

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Jeff in Huntersville

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#2 posted 09-05-2009 12:30 AM

Looks like you have a huge workshop. I’m jealous for the space. Great looking project.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 09-05-2009 12:52 AM

Nice craftsmanship!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 09-05-2009 01:08 AM

Sweet looking Suite. Great job. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Karson

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#5 posted 09-05-2009 01:34 AM

A very nice looking office suite. You guys did a great job.

-- 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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#6 posted 09-05-2009 01:53 AM

wow, can’t wait to see it completely finished and installed.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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huff

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#7 posted 09-05-2009 02:27 AM

Great job! Love those drawers. Make sure you post us some pictures when it’s all finished and installed.

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

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doms

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#8 posted 09-05-2009 03:32 AM

i’m blown away, this is superbe! great job guys.

-- Dominique Barbier - Dallas, TX

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SimonSKL

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#9 posted 09-05-2009 04:03 AM

Awesome! Another masterpiece and excellent craftsmanship. How was the molding made and applied around a curved corner? I don’t think you can bend it, can you?

-- Simon, Danville, IL

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hooky

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#10 posted 09-05-2009 04:45 AM

Wonderful work

those draws would have been a lot of fun to make and fit

thanks for showing

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 09-05-2009 05:16 AM

Very impressive pieces. Hope to see finished pieces. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Andrew1605

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#12 posted 09-05-2009 06:46 AM

To answer Simon’s question ;
“How was the molding made and applied around a curved corner? I don’t think you can bend it, can you?”
The rope molding on the corners is a block with a radius on it, then the roping is carved into the radius and that block applied on top of the column.

Loucarb,
The finish will be a medium cherry colored stain then several coats of lacquer to seal it.

Just to make it clear to everyone who has not read my profile page, I am a professional woodworker and this is not just a weekend project done in my basement ; I only make this disclaimer because my wife was giving me a hard time, thinking I was deceiving you guys in some way. Its not my intention to pose as a weekend woodworker and “Wow” everyone. I joined up on this site because all of you genuinely love working wood as I do and wanted to share and correspond with fellow “wood rats”, pro or amateur.

-- Its not Rocket Surgery!

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windofthewoods

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#13 posted 09-05-2009 10:14 PM

Another one of those projects where you just can’t wait to see the final product. Pro or not I say WOW anyway.

-- Ed,Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 09-06-2009 06:04 AM

Hey Andrew
I don’t think any of us thought you were or trying to deceive any one. This is an amazing office suite very well done.Welcome to LJs

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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vidkid26

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#15 posted 09-06-2009 07:06 AM

Thats a beautiful office suite. I’d love to see the room when the finish is complete.
Welcome to Lumberjocks and please post more of your work.

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