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Project by Edziu posted 01-18-2010 07:47 AM 1546 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my 400-level furniture design class. The light wood is Sycamore, and the dark is Wenge. The five drawers are hand-cut dovetails and made of quartersawn white oak, fronted in sycamore. It’s a three-legged piece.

The yin and yang comes from:
1. The dark and light woods
2. The contrast between a curved element, and the rectilinear drawer boxes.

This was my first experience with coopering in furniture. This piece was also a great education in hand-shaping.

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#1 posted 01-18-2010 09:10 AM

Great design. Nice contrasts throughout. What’s the size? It’s hard to get an idea of scale from the pictures.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#2 posted 01-18-2010 04:04 PM

Very uniwue in design – excellent workmanship!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 01-18-2010 06:05 PM

A great peice with interesting lines and wood

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-19-2010 09:26 AM

Such a unique design. Very cool, gets my vote for sure!

-- Jen loves wood!

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#5 posted 01-20-2010 01:07 AM

This looks great! What school do you go to?

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#6 posted 01-20-2010 02:35 AM

Hello and Thank you all for the comments! To answer some questions, I went to Buffalo State College, I was a student in their Design program there. The size of the piece: It’s about 20 inches wide, and 55 inches tall.

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#7 posted 01-23-2010 09:10 AM

Great looking piece!! Welcome to Lj.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 10-23-2010 04:08 PM

this is really a striking piece, well designed, original, and well built. Kudos.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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