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Project by Bruce posted 2426 days ago 2829 views 8 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always am drawn to a challenge and this buffet with it’s mortise and tenon joints, floating panels, wooden drawer slides and dovetail drawers gave me all I could handle. I have around 150 hours invested in the cabinet and delivered it to my son and daughter in law over the Christmas holiday. I followed the general design shown in “Wood” magazine (May 2004) and used the joinery from FWW issue #189. The top is granite. Now a new year is coming I can try new challenges, maybe a wooden clock!

-- Bruce Ebling





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7Kcraftsman

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#1 posted 2426 days ago

Looks great, I am sure they will love it!!!!

-- John, Steamboat Springs Co. http://7kcraftsman.blogspot.com/

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 2426 days ago

very well done

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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rikkor

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#3 posted 2426 days ago

That is really nice. It must have a lot of gravity in it, huh?

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Dominic Vanacora

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#4 posted 2426 days ago

Fifty years from now a family member will be telling the story on how well it was built and who built it. As you noted, easier say than done. Nice project Great workmenship.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 2426 days ago

Wonderful piece. This will be a family heirloom for sure.

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

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MW66

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#6 posted 2426 days ago

That is an outstanding piece in my opinion. I love classic clean lines. I may have to put this on my short list. That is much nicer than the one shown in Wood 2004!

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 2426 days ago

Great piece of furniture Bruce. It looks like you planned the project well & it all just fell into place.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Greg Mitchell

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#8 posted 2426 days ago

Very nice looking buffet Bruce. Great job!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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Karson

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#9 posted 2426 days ago

Bruce a great piece of furniture. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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douglbe

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#10 posted 2426 days ago

I love making things for my kids; Your kids will cherish this buffet forever, a project well done!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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blackcherry

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#11 posted 2426 days ago

Nice work Bruce, thats a gift of a lifetime…Blkcherry

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DrSawdust

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#12 posted 2426 days ago

You are definitely a Master Craftsman. Excellent job.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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Dorje

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#13 posted 2426 days ago

I really like this piece – you have done a wonderful job here! Ever consider blogging the construction process? I’d love that! I’m guessing you have more pictures from along the way…would love to see them and hear how you went about this piece. No pressure though…

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Critterman

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#14 posted 2425 days ago

Very nice and with classic strong joints that will last for ever. The cherry looks great with the granite and as the cherry ages it will only get better. Your kids will definitely cherish this piece. Excellent work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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gbvinc

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#15 posted 2425 days ago

I’d say you met and exceeded the challenge. Very nice!

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