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Project by Hallmark posted 01-10-2011 04:41 AM 8174 views 60 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from cherry and makore with a amber shellac and satin Seal Coat finish. Slightly shorter and a bit wider than the original. Both sides have hidden compartments under the insert shelfs. Made to match a previously posted shoe bench project. I have two more matching wall pieces started that will complete the set.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 04:44 AM

Nicely done!

-- Peter, Central VA

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#2 posted 01-10-2011 05:07 AM

Very beautiful. Thank you for posting.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#3 posted 01-10-2011 05:09 AM

Flat out “Awesome!”

I really like this. Well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 05:45 AM

Very nice. I really like the contrasting woods on this.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 06:01 AM

Absolutely beautiful piece. Love everything about it … not least of all the hidden compartments.

Bravo !

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 01-10-2011 06:13 AM

wow, very nice. I love your choice of wood.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#7 posted 01-10-2011 06:17 AM

Lovely workmanship!

Thanks for the reminder: We had kind of forgotten about our removable shelves in our kitchen island—not for hiding things but for unbolting it from the floor if we ever decide to remodel!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 01-10-2011 06:20 AM

Beautiful work.
Very faithful design and execution.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#9 posted 01-10-2011 06:24 AM

This rocks, love the G & G style and the secret compartment is great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 01-10-2011 06:46 AM

Very nice work!

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#11 posted 01-10-2011 07:25 AM

Thanks for the very nice comments. It looks so much better in person than the photos show. It has been done for a few months (now with dust) since I have yet to get acceptable photos of it. More to the build than it looks.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#12 posted 01-10-2011 07:48 AM

Truly gorgeous
Love the style, craftsmanship, wood, g/g details and the hidden compartment
Really nice work!! Standing O :applause, applause, applause

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#13 posted 01-10-2011 08:23 AM

Gorgeous, beautiful and inspirational, thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 01-10-2011 11:44 AM

Wow, so many pins there. Appart from that, everything has already been said ^^

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#15 posted 01-10-2011 01:44 PM

AWESOME!!! I love the hidden compartments.

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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