Wormy Soft Maple Chest

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Project by deermann posted 12-16-2009 04:21 AM 3259 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wormy Soft Maple Chest. Made for the Frenzel residence, Noblesville, In. Finished with aniline dye, and dull rubbed laquer. The last pic shows the raw wood before finishing. I believe wormy soft maple is a beautiful and underrated wood for furniture. It is very reasonably priced and plentiful. Isaac

-- Isaac Mitchell, Anderson,Indiana,

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#1 posted 12-16-2009 04:33 AM

Beautiful piece. I agree with you on the beauty of that wood.

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

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#2 posted 12-16-2009 06:34 AM

That’s one of the nicer pieces I’ve seen made of Soft Maple. I like using it myself. Down here in Florida they like to call it swamp or red maple but it sure can produce some nice figure. Let’s keep this to ourselves so the marketprice will stay reasonable,,,LOL!!!!!

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#3 posted 12-16-2009 02:03 PM

Here in NE Alabama we have more “worm colors” in the maple. It is also a medium hard wood too, not soft. I will do some more research but suspect the region it is grown makes all the difference. Anyway, Nice project.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 12-16-2009 05:04 PM

Very nice design and workmanship. The wood is also beautiful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-16-2009 05:53 PM

Looks great! I’m curious why the second set of drawers have panel insets. Styling or is there some other feature as well?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 12-16-2009 07:50 PM

The paneled fronts are actually doors.

-- Isaac Mitchell, Anderson,Indiana,

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#7 posted 12-16-2009 08:25 PM

Very nice piece

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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