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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 2487 days ago 1582 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another ‘can you just’ job for my step daughter. I did this in November & December 2003 & it’s still my pride and joy as well as hers. I still get so much pleasure from seeing this every time we visit. She was shocked to think I was going to make her dresser from rough old chunks of tree rather than smooth boards (see picture #2). I still clearly remember my moment of realisation, after finally assembly and polishing in her kitchen, that I’d actually made it. Up to that point it had just been a whole series of little details and problems, and suddenly I saw the whole. Picture #3 shows the base in my ‘compact’ workshop.

Here is the rest of the kitchen, the yew Windsor chair and the butcher block

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 2487 days ago

That’s really a wonderful piece, Stewart. To think it came from that pile of boards on the trailer!

By that way….that is a real shop you’ve got there…. not one of these pristine 3,000 sq. ft. warehouses some of these fellows around here try to pass off as a woodshop! :-)

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

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IowaWoodcrafter

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#2 posted 2487 days ago

It always amazes me how some piles of rough wood can turn into something beautiful. I’m sure your step daughter was very pleased with the final results. I like how you used the burl wood for the raised panels and the quartersawn for everything else.

You do look quite cramped in your workshop. Could you walk around the workpiece while it was under assembly?

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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YorkshireStewart

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#3 posted 2487 days ago

Thanks Charlie. A couple more square yards wouldn’t go amiss though!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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YorkshireStewart

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#4 posted 2487 days ago

IowaWoodcrafter – Only just! I was fine so long as I stayed off the dumplings! <grin>

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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olddutchman

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#5 posted 2487 days ago

That is a beautiful Job. There is no better feeling than taking a crude pile of wood without form. And to create a beautiful and useful hutch, that will last for many years to come. wonderful job. Looks as tho that may become a family heirloom

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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john

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#6 posted 2487 days ago

I agree with the other guys, you did a beautiful job Stewart

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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Rob

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#7 posted 2487 days ago

Stewart, that piece is most excellent, almost heinous!
Some beautiful quarter cut pieces there. Congarts, you should be very proud.

Regards,

Rob

-- http://www.damnfinefurniture.com

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Damian Penney

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#8 posted 2487 days ago

Wow, very cool. I love the tree shot, and I’m amazed how small your shop is!

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Damian Penney

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#9 posted 2487 days ago

Actually reading the workshop description I see it’s 9×20. Definitely tight, and about the same size as the shop I started off in. Now I have a huge 14×18’ shop to play in :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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jockmike2

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#10 posted 2487 days ago

Very nice Mr. Stewart, lovely wood and great job of putting it all together.I would bet you made that very nice Windsor Chair setting next to the hutch, heh, Mr. Stewart. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Russel

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#11 posted 2487 days ago

That is a beautiful piece of furniture.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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WayneC

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#12 posted 2487 days ago

I really like the pattern on the lower doors. I’m also amazed at your ability to get that together in your shop. You appear to have made use of every inch.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 2486 days ago

dang. that is SWEET. I’d love my kitchen to look like that.
What did your stepdaughter say when she saw that rough boards = beauty? :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#14 posted 2485 days ago

I call these my “Me and my big mouth,” jobs. Excellent, Stewart!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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