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Project by doctor2 posted 05-29-2018 10:09 PM 865 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This armoire was made entirely from a walnut tree cut locally here in Golden, Co. The material was air-dried, and all of the tree was brought to me in approx. 2” rough planks, with live edges in place. Since I wanted to use only material from this tree in the piece, I had to carefully choose how to use each piece, choosing which ones to re-saw for bookmatch panels first, and then how to best use the remainder, all of which had to be re-sawn as well. It was one of those projects where you have to let the material tell you what to do. I had no intention of cutting away the bark edges unless I needed to, and left sap wood as often as possible. The design includes several hidden spaces, including the side door panels shown, which don’t appear obvious when closed, and have to be unlocked with a hidden system before the can be opened with touch latches. The finish is clear coat with no color added.

-- Daryl, Colorado, www.nickelfurniture.com





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 05-29-2018 11:18 PM

YES !!
Too many good things could be said but you obviously already know

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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KimAccurso

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#2 posted 05-30-2018 11:42 AM

Gorgeous and creative! I love how you let the natural form of the wood show in this piece.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 05-30-2018 01:58 PM

This is a nice rustic piece and the wood is beautiful.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#4 posted 05-30-2018 02:01 PM

Doc,
Super job. Way to use your wood wisely. Having just finished an armoire I can appreciate what you went through in the construction of this piece. How tall is your’s?

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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