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Project by H Dorrego posted 12-28-2007 05:26 PM 1569 views 7 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first posting. I hope you all enjoy. Would love any feedback. This is a cart that I made for a client who has a small kitchen and needed more workspace. It matches a baker’s rack that I made for them. It’s made from maple and walnut. weighed a ton. Was my first attempt at this kind of lamination, what do you think? Thanks for your time and interest.

-- H Dorrego





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rpmurphy509

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#1 posted 12-28-2007 05:29 PM

Good looking cart, love the contrasting woods.
Looks very stout, and well made.

-- Still learning everything

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#2 posted 12-28-2007 05:42 PM

Very nice cart! Looks very well made and nicely finished. Great work!

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 12-28-2007 05:56 PM

Really nice! You have me thinking about making something like this now.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 12-28-2007 06:00 PM

Very nice looking. I love the drawer. It provides a nice spot to place cutlery. Had you considered making the cutting surface “end grain”?

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#5 posted 12-28-2007 06:37 PM

Very sweet.

How did you finish?

-- Dave _-^-_ Baltimore, MD

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#6 posted 12-28-2007 07:39 PM

Wow, very nice, love the blend of woods classy without that boring butcher block look. Drawer a great idea and the stainless towel bar as well. And, as Dusty asked, what did you do for finish? It looks great.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Bill

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#7 posted 12-28-2007 07:41 PM

A great looking cart. The contrasting wood is a nice touch, along with a drawer to hold knives and such. Well done.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#8 posted 12-28-2007 08:57 PM

Can’t add to the comments above, just agree completely.

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philF

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#9 posted 12-28-2007 09:19 PM

Wow that is pretty. Nice drawer too.

-- Bored Feet

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TomFran

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#10 posted 12-28-2007 09:41 PM

Beautiful job!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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iSawitfirst

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#11 posted 12-29-2007 01:16 AM

Great job! Love the aluminum/stainless accents.

-- The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Aristotle

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mrtrim

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#12 posted 12-29-2007 01:17 AM

nice work ! welcome to the site

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Hawgnutz

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#13 posted 12-29-2007 03:04 AM

Welcome to the family! We all love sawdust, as it looks like you do, too!

You cannot go wrong with maple and walnut for a pleasing contrast in wood. The glue-up between these two woods should be fine. My mother has a turned bowl I made over 30 years ago of maple and walnut. The glue has held up just fine.

God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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odie

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#14 posted 12-29-2007 03:59 AM

HOT damn that’s nice. I do a lot of lams. Yours looks great!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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H Dorrego

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#15 posted 12-29-2007 05:41 PM

Thanks all for the kind words. I had considered end grain for the top but I liked the long lines of the top this way and I also knew that the client was not actually going to cut on it,since they wanted me to make a matching carving board to place on top. For that I will probably use the end grain. I used seal-a-cell, one coat then 3 coats of arm-a-seal on the bottom and 4 coats of General’s salad bowl finish on the top.

-- H Dorrego

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