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Project by Darrell Peart posted 10-12-2018 11:34 AM 1912 views 26 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My designs are fluid – always open for ‘tweaking”. I love to re-visit pieces and make small aesthetic improvements here and there. Usually, the changes take place with the next commission of the piece – especially if it’s a large piece such as a chest of drawers.
For many years I have wanted to re-visit my Aurora Chest of Drawers. I have been waiting for the longest time for a commission to come in. Since the piece had received widespread attention, having appeared on the cover of an FWW publication titled “How to Design Furniture” – I thought for certain that an order was not that far off.
It was a twelve-year wait! This gave me a lot of time to think about the design and come up with more than a few minor tweaks. The changes were enough to warrant a name change as well. The most notable modifications are the addition of a ‘corbel” to the top of the leg and the replacement of the block and dowel pull with the ribbon pull.
Commissions are strange things sometimes. After waiting all those years – two commissions came in within in a period of six months.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop





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#1 posted 10-12-2018 11:38 AM

Great design and excellent craftsmanship.

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#2 posted 10-12-2018 11:44 AM

As always a visibly flawless and tactically touchable piece. Love your books and they give great inspiration. Thanks for sharing Darrell.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 10-12-2018 11:45 AM

As always a visibly flawless and tactically touchable piece. Love your books and they give great inspiration. Thanks for sharing Darrell.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#4 posted 10-12-2018 11:45 AM



Great design and excellent craftsmanship.

- Redoak49


thank you!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#5 posted 10-12-2018 11:48 AM



As always a visibly flawless and tactically touchable piece. Love your books and they give great inspiration. Thanks for sharing Darrell.

- Scott Oldre


Thanks, Scott! We just returned from a trip to Charleston, SC. Our 1st time there – what a wonderful place and such great architecture!!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#6 posted 10-12-2018 12:16 PM

The ribbon pull and corbel are very wise changes.
Incredibly well done.

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

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#7 posted 10-12-2018 12:19 PM

As always, a beautifully designed and executed piece. Nice work Darrell!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#8 posted 10-12-2018 12:45 PM

Wow, just amazing. Makes me want to touch it, the finish looks flawless.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#9 posted 10-12-2018 12:45 PM

Totally top notch .. the best keeps getting better and better. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 10-12-2018 12:53 PM

Stunning as always Darrell!! Craftsmanship and design are perfect.

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#11 posted 10-12-2018 01:29 PM

You are a master. The changes you’ve made are strokes of artistic genius. A more beautiful piece of work I’ve yet to see…and, don’t expect to, either.
Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#12 posted 10-12-2018 01:40 PM

Gosh that’s a beautiful piece. Your design work is excellent. Just those two changes really added a lot to the overall look and I agree that it warranted a new name.

Execution looks flawless.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#13 posted 10-12-2018 01:45 PM

Funny that just yesterday I received Design Elements and going through the book a desire to return to
Inside Passage grew very strong. Like Krenov’s work the eye draws the hand to feel the message in the wood.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#14 posted 10-12-2018 01:50 PM

Elegant, such a beautiful piece and amazing design, love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#15 posted 10-12-2018 02:01 PM

I know that Excellent is not sufficient but that is just EXCELLENT !!

is the finish lacquer ? matte ? Picture #3 shows the grain perfectly

-- 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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