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Project by RunningDan posted 07-10-2010 04:31 PM 2184 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I moved into a new house about a year ago with very little furniture. My wife decided to let me try to make the furniture for downstairs. This is the first time I have made furniture that is supposed to look nice (the only other furniture I have made is just workshop stuff).

Anyway, the furniture consists of four 4 ft. book shelves, four 6 ft. book shelves, 3 end tables, a desk and a coffee table. I used hard maple with heartwood and sapwood. I reinforced the joints with screws and covered them with kingwood pegs. I finished it by spraying 4 coats of semi-gloss lacquer.

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#1 posted 07-10-2010 05:27 PM

Very nice looking furniture. I like the Kingwood pegs, nice accent.

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#2 posted 07-10-2010 05:28 PM

Looks great! I love the desk. The contrasting woods and the floating top. Is that a very narrow inlay bordering the drawers or is that the reveal?

Nicely done!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#3 posted 07-10-2010 06:55 PM

Now that is a desk!. The dark contrasting features add tremendously to the look. Very nice work. Now your wife will want you to build ALL the furniture for the house.

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#4 posted 07-10-2010 07:06 PM

That was a big order from a customer you cannot disappoint. This work is a huge step above shop grade stuff. I love the lines and contrast of pegs. Really nice work.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#5 posted 07-10-2010 07:08 PM

It all looks real nice.

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#6 posted 07-10-2010 09:18 PM

Thanks for all the comments. In response to the drawers, the outline is just the 1/16th inch space between the drawers and the front apron. I cut the drawer fronts and front apron all out of one piece of wood so the grain would line up.

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#7 posted 07-10-2010 10:18 PM

Nice work. I really like the contrasting colors with the kingwood pegs.

-- Russ

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#8 posted 07-12-2010 03:41 PM

Great job! I agree with what was said above; you’re definitely going to get some more “commissions” now :).

-- Robb

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