school project- oak "confiturier"

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Project by Greedo posted 08-04-2010 04:15 PM 2341 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is the piece we had to make in evening school, the teacher made simple cad drawings and plans wich we then had to use to make 1:1 scale plans (YES FULL SIZE!) on paper, then we had to make a cutlist and finally begin working on it!
anything we make out of pine is supplied by the school, but in this case the teacher said that those who wanted could make theirs out of oak if they bought the wood themselves. i had never made hardwood furniture, so i went for the oak (not to mention the resale value ;) )
in total i bought for a bit less than $400 of french oak rough boards! and theres practically none left!!

construction went good, as i was advancing much faster than the others i had to make dovetail assembly for the drawer by hand, and marquetery on the top wich took 2 weeks to make. im happy that the teachers let me do more than the official program giving me unvaluable experience, and they seemed to be happy aswell that they could do something more exciting than their usual work.

on the third and fourth pic you can see details of the inside, it’s all verry traditional the way the middle plank is held, and the way the top holds with dovetails to the bottom to allow for wood movement
i had to finish it at home, i used a beeswax based finish. (i even used a woodtint over the beeswax to darken some of the parts wich were much brighter)

my intention was always to make it for selling, they told me it’s worth around $1000. if i can get a good prize i will defenately let it go to finance me some equipment.

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#1 posted 08-04-2010 04:55 PM

Fantastic job. I love it!

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

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#2 posted 08-04-2010 05:31 PM

Very nice work.

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#3 posted 08-04-2010 06:08 PM

Looks great! I really like the top.

-- Greg P, Washington State,

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#4 posted 08-04-2010 06:22 PM

Very nice indeed …..................................................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#5 posted 08-04-2010 07:54 PM

very, very nice!!!! I really like it. Just curious, the prices you quoted, what monetary system is that and do you know what it would equate to in American dollars? Keep up the great work and you will soon be a master!!

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#6 posted 08-05-2010 08:12 AM

@BuiltToLast, the prices are all converted from euros to us dollars. it contains for about 290€ of wood, and is worth between €700-1000. i find that expensive, but i worked 2.5 months on it 12 hours a week, thats way over 100 hours. so it’s actually a good deal, if i wanted to earn a living out of this i would need to sell it closer to €1500.

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#7 posted 11-16-2010 04:17 PM

Nice job on the cabinet.

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#8 posted 01-20-2011 07:35 AM

Very nice work.

Oh… and I do believe that Han shot first. :-)

-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency

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#9 posted 04-19-2011 07:31 PM

tres beau travaille

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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