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Project by martin007 posted 11-20-2009 09:00 PM 1627 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all

Just completed this second piece of a bedroom set for my little girl. The first piece was a writing desk. Next piece will be a 6 drawer dresser which I already have all the parts rough milled.

I used machines for milling and hand tools for the rest, no sandpaper. Side hung drawers.

Hard maple with curly drawer fronts, 3 coats of “Tried and True” finish (blo and natural resin varnish) top was waxed afterwards.

sorry for the so-so quality pictures, it is suprising the difference when the flash is on, the piece gets darker and yellow

Martin

-- Martin, Gatineau, Qu├ębec





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GMman

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#1 posted 11-20-2009 09:07 PM

Very nice work feels good to do something for our kids.
I like your style too.

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alholstein

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#2 posted 11-20-2009 09:08 PM

I like the lines of the table and especially that you were able to match the grain on the drawer fronts. It added much to the class of the table.
Al

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 11-20-2009 09:28 PM

Martin: Beautiful night table and writing desk. Great wood,too. I really like Shaker style furniture. I’ve made a few pieces in the Shaker style. I just completed a Shaker hall table. Made mine from oak.
You do really good work. I like taking rough wood and turning it into something beautiful, and you’ve done just that. Keep on keeping on.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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RexMcKinnon

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#4 posted 11-20-2009 09:30 PM

Beautiful pair. Your daughter is gonna have a great room.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 11-20-2009 09:45 PM

Great looking table. I love the desk also.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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ehegwer

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#6 posted 11-20-2009 11:00 PM

looks good. I like the easy design.

-- http://www.MyFirstGarage.com

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 11-20-2009 11:46 PM

Well done. That maple really looks great,

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dustyal

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#8 posted 11-21-2009 01:07 AM

beautiful work. No sandpaper? aaarrrrgggggg…. it will be a long time coming before I can do hand work like that.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 11-21-2009 01:56 AM

Wonderful table and great wood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bigike

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#10 posted 11-21-2009 02:27 AM

nice work i like the fronts on the drawers

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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FlWoodRat

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#11 posted 11-21-2009 12:38 PM

Martin,

Well done. Nice clean lines. Well executed. A family heirloom set for sure. Looking forward to seeing the chest of drawers that will go with it.

Rat.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 11-21-2009 07:54 PM

Beautiful tables!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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SteveL

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#13 posted 11-21-2009 08:40 PM

Beautiful curly maple drawer fronts, and the handscraped surface really lets the curl shine through. I assume you cut the half blind dovetails by hand. I like your departure from the usual thin-pin / wide-tail look. It seems in keeping with many of the Shaker pieces I’ve looked at to have a little more meat in the tails. Nice work!

-- SteveL

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SteveL

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#14 posted 11-21-2009 08:41 PM

Beautiful curly maple drawer fronts, and the handscraped surface really lets the curl shine through. I assume you cut the half blind dovetails by hand. I like your departure from the usual thin-pin / wide-tail look. It seems in keeping with many of the Shaker pieces I’ve looked at to have a little more meat in the tails. Nice work!

-- SteveL

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Edward E Nock II

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#15 posted 11-22-2009 12:05 AM

martin007….. The way you used the grain on the drawer fronts was FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent work!!!!

ED

-- ED NOCK

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