Daughter's ninth birthday Present

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Project by Patrick Oughton posted 2460 days ago 2123 views 12 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter needed a small shelf to place some of her many ornaments on. The cabinet frame is Rimu, the internal shelves and back are ash, the stand is Maple and the outer shelf is Rimu. All up it took over about 15 hours (working at night once the kids were asleep).

All dovetails and joinery was handcut.
There are two small drawers missing from the photos which fit in the pockets (top right and bottom left). These are made of Kwila and are all hand cut dovetails as well.

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#1 posted 2460 days ago

Very nice. Is she proud of her daddy?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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Patrick Oughton

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#2 posted 2460 days ago

She certainly is – but she told me I take far too long to make things.

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#3 posted 2460 days ago

Looks great, I love the style. A truly beautiful piece.

-- Farles from Niagara - Woodworking, like life, is a journey...enjoy the ride!

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#4 posted 2460 days ago

thats a nice looking shelf. One day she may give it to her child and say heers what Grandpa made.

-- bryano

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 2460 days ago

You Kiwi’s sure have some strange sounding woods but they sure are pretty! As long as you have little girls theer is a never ending need for places to store and display doo-dads and thing-a-ma-jigs. They stay little girls until they are about 45 or so. As long as there’s a Daddy to build stuff.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 2460 days ago

love it ! great looking project. very well done. add a photo with the drawers installed !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 2460 days ago

A beautiful design, perfectly executed!

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

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#8 posted 2460 days ago

Beautiful! The overall design nicely stimulates the artistic senses. I am a fan of this piece.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 2460 days ago

Very nice work. it’s really a different design I like that

-- islandworkshop

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#10 posted 2459 days ago

Well done. As Thomas said, strange names for the woods – but they are beautiful. I like it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 2459 days ago

so elegant, so simplistic, so functional, so artistic.
A treasure indeed (even if it did take too long to build) too cute.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 2459 days ago

Very nice! I`m sure it will be treasured!

-- Spread love with our work

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#13 posted 2459 days ago

Very nice! A great personalized gift.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#14 posted 2459 days ago

Caught my eye. I like it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 2459 days ago

Very nice, seems to have an Asian influence…very unique and special, great job.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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