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Project by STL posted 1433 days ago 1205 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first post at LumberJocks, but I’ve been ‘lurking’ for some time! I own a part-time furniture business (Siggers Traditions, LLC) and work full time as an engineer at a large cabinet company. I’ve been around wood my entire life, first building birdhouses and such as a kid, then houses as a teenager, and now furniture.

This is a black walnut bureau I built a couple of years ago for my son. The drawer parts are Poplar, dovetailed. The bureau was Harvey Ellis’ design, but I built it using full M&T joinery almost everywhere. I inlaid a chestnut cross in the top rear rail.

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama, http://www.siggerstraditionsllc.com





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STL

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#1 posted 1433 days ago

I just want to add that I’m looking forward to future discussions and admiring yall’s projects… its truly inspirational to see everyone’s work!

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama, http://www.siggerstraditionsllc.com

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Dan Hux

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#2 posted 1433 days ago

very nice work sir..welcome to LJ’s,,there are lots of talented people here,,,hopefully I can become so talented one day.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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STL

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#3 posted 1433 days ago

Thanks Dan! I checked your website… you do very nice work yourself (and nice website by the way!). Thanks for the welcome!

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama, http://www.siggerstraditionsllc.com

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 1433 days ago

Greetings Dan,

First, welcome to LJs…..There are some very talented craftsman here and I really like the chest you made for your son…... Stellar job….I also build furniture (my favorite thing in working the wood), and being military retired, I have the time. There’s nothing quite like takeing raw wood and turning it into something beautiful.

My favorite type is Shaker style, with it’s simple design, clean lines, and nothing fancy…....Welcome again to LJs. Hope to see more of your great work on here…...You are a fine artisan…

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Robsshop

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#5 posted 1433 days ago

Welcome to L J’s Dan,by the look of Your first project post,it looks like You are gonna fit right in here ! I like the look and style of the bureau,the finish came out great and the construction looks solid. Once again nice job and looking forward to future work !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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Hippockets

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#6 posted 1433 days ago

The chest is beautiful. About how many hours are in it?

-- Bruce, Arnold MD bjordan443@aol.com

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STL

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#7 posted 1432 days ago

Thanks for the warm welcome and the nice comments. This really is a great site! I’ll post more later (heading off to the IWF show now).

Hippockets, I didn’t actually document my time on that project (should have), but it was somewhere between 50-60 hours I believe. Started with rough sawn wood so that includes surfacing, etc. Thanks again everyone!

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama, http://www.siggerstraditionsllc.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1428 days ago

Dan, thats a nice chest of drawers.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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STL

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#9 posted 1427 days ago

Thanks CJ—I appreciate it!

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama, http://www.siggerstraditionsllc.com

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