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Project by Ben posted 04-17-2018 03:06 PM 984 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first “real” woodworking project (other than some cutting boards and other small items) is finally complete! There were so many firsts in this project for me: first mortise and tenon joints, first tapered legs, first curved rails, first sliding dovetail and first dovetail rabbets – the list goes on. This was an amazing experience and I’m totally hooked on woodworking! Thanks to everyone here at Lumberjocks – your posts and projects really inspired me to tackle this build!

Also, this is a Wood Whisperer design – a huge thank you to Marc for the outstanding plans and instruction along the way.

Walnut and poplar, sprayed with General Finishes Enduro-Var Satin (water based). Restoration Hardware Lambeth knobs and Camden pulls.

Thanks for looking!

A few additional pics…





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WhattheChuck

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#1 posted 04-17-2018 03:12 PM

Nice job—and a great start on your clamp collection!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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Hazem

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#2 posted 04-17-2018 03:15 PM

I dig it.

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 04-17-2018 11:53 PM

Beautiful, fantastic work on the board selection for grain patterns, especially the book matchec back. Great chest of drawers.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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BB1

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#4 posted 04-18-2018 01:25 AM

Wow!!!! Looks great. That walnut is really eye catching.

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#5 posted 04-18-2018 04:03 AM

Vet Nice Indeed Bob & Well Done!

-- If it wasn't for Electricity, We'd all be Watching Television by Candlelight!

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#6 posted 04-18-2018 12:32 PM

That’s a Beauty for your “first real” project, well done!

-- Doug...

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ohwoodeye

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#7 posted 04-18-2018 12:34 PM

Very nice. You went from cutting boards to this????

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 04-18-2018 01:17 PM

Terrific “first real project” !!

-- Bob "jack of all trades, master of none"

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PPK

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#9 posted 04-18-2018 03:05 PM

You kicked butt! Your first is much better than some of my “umpteenth-time” work! And you can’t go wrong with all that pretty walnut.

-- Pete

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BurlyBob

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#10 posted 04-19-2018 12:45 AM

Wow! That’s an outstanding piece. Walnut is always wonderful to use.

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Calmudgeon

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#11 posted 04-22-2018 02:27 PM

That’s an heirloom piece. I love the effort you put in to ensure that the back was just as beautiful as the front, despite the fact that it will sit against a wall for most of its existence.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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Ben

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#12 posted 04-23-2018 01:22 PM



Beautiful, fantastic work on the board selection for grain patterns, especially the book matchec back. Great chest of drawers.

- Oldtool


Very nice. You went from cutting boards to this????

- ohwoodeye


You kicked butt! Your first is much better than some of my “umpteenth-time” work! And you can t go wrong with all that pretty walnut.

- PPK


Wow! That s an outstanding piece. Walnut is always wonderful to use.

- BurlyBob


That s an heirloom piece. I love the effort you put in to ensure that the back was just as beautiful as the front, despite the fact that it will sit against a wall for most of its existence.

- Calmudgeon

Thank you to everyone for the incredibly kind comments! I appreciate it very much!!!

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Jamie McDonald

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#13 posted 04-24-2018 02:12 AM

Love it! Cant wait to see the next thing you make…

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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