New to LumberJocks--Walnut Bureau

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Project by STL posted 08-25-2010 03:27 AM 1722 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,

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#1 posted 08-25-2010 03:30 AM

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,

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Dan Hux

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#2 posted 08-25-2010 03:42 AM

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

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#3 posted 08-25-2010 03:48 AM

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,

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 08-25-2010 04:24 AM

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…

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#5 posted 08-25-2010 04:27 AM

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 wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#6 posted 08-25-2010 04:46 AM

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

-- Bruce, Arnold MD

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#7 posted 08-25-2010 11:40 AM

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,

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#8 posted 08-30-2010 02:28 AM

Dan, thats a nice chest of drawers.

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#9 posted 08-30-2010 11:40 AM

Thanks CJ—I appreciate it!

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama,

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