Krenov's ballet

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Project by Zipsss posted 11-14-2007 11:28 PM 2176 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a “Krenov” inspired piece. The dimensions are 24” high by17” wide and 12” deep. I use sliding dovetails to lock all the walnut parts together, and the doors and drawer fronts are veneered plywood. The Veneer is Masur Birch. This is my first Veneer project. I have to thank Lee for introducing this technique to me, and to Karson for the veneer itself. The base is about 36” high, very light, but stable enough. The cabinet sits on the side rails only, with a dowel that connects the two parts, giving the impression of floating above the frame. The “ballarina” design feet I used in other designs, but in this one they are thinner and more elongated.

-- Zipsss

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#1 posted 11-15-2007 12:33 AM

Really top notch project. What kind of veneer and what are the cabinets dimensions ?

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

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#2 posted 11-15-2007 01:34 AM

Awesome job. Beautiful veneer.

-- John

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#3 posted 11-15-2007 01:43 AM

I am deeply inspired by Krenov, I think you did him justice. I really love this piece.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 11-15-2007 01:48 AM

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#5 posted 11-15-2007 02:41 AM

NIce, nice, nice

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#6 posted 11-15-2007 04:57 AM

Beautiful! It has a touch of class.

Happy Holidays

-- Bob Lance, DE

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#7 posted 11-15-2007 05:32 AM

The Veneer is Masur Birch.

Great looking project Ze’ev I’m waiting for the rest of it to show up.

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

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#8 posted 11-15-2007 05:59 AM

Nice veneer job Zippsss. I also like the pulls

-- bryano

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#9 posted 11-15-2007 06:21 AM


-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 11-15-2007 10:47 AM

Wow – that is nice. I keep saying I’m going to try some veneering, just have to sit down and order some I guess.

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

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#12 posted 11-17-2007 07:17 PM

Very spectacular! Your work is what brings the beauty out of this wood. I’ll be looking for more.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#13 posted 12-16-2007 10:21 PM

Ze’ev I see you posted the pictures with the stand. A great job, and Happy Hanukkah to you and your family. See you in the next year.

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

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#14 posted 12-16-2007 10:43 PM

Where was I 31 days ago!? Missed this wonderful piece – glad it came back up!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#15 posted 12-16-2007 11:40 PM

Nice. I’d really like to see some close ups pictures of this project. I missed it the first time around too!

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