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Project by llwynog posted 1163 days ago 1577 views 7 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a night table I built for my wife.
We had found a strange old night table on a flea market which looked like it started its life as another piece of furniture.
Obviously night tables go by pair so I decided to build a mate to the first one.
My wife wanted drawers instead of a single door.
The wood is walnut and the structure is rather peculiar as I had to match the features of the existing one.

This is so far the project I am the most proud of.
You can see it in the pictures at different building stages and compared to the antique night table.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather





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getlostinwood

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#1 posted 1163 days ago

Allright, you’re should not be allowed to lable your projects first, second, third. Most of us, on our second project are building a miter box. Just kidding. This is some incredible work. Well done.
Wayne

-- The basis for optimism is shear terror

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HalDougherty

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#2 posted 1163 days ago

Fantastic carving. I love it!

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Sodabowski

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#3 posted 1163 days ago

Very impressive. Now all you need are some bug holes to match the antique ;p
Welcome to LJs :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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llwynog

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#4 posted 1163 days ago

Thank you, I am confident that the bugs will find their way to this furniture without me having to point out the path to them.

(Bought a “buffet” 2 years ago and after liters and liters of insecticide, I still have bugs coming out of it every May.. this year they are less of them though, so hopefully I about to see the end of the plague)

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 1163 days ago

Looks like a Excellent Match! Beautiful Craftsmanship. Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Paulo in Texas

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#6 posted 1163 days ago

I have to agree with getlostinwood about numbering the projects because I’m still building jigs rather than actual projects. :-)

You did an excellent job in not only duplicating the shape and style, but also the finish. I had to do a double-take to see which one was the original.

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Rob W

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#7 posted 1163 days ago

Awesome job!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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llwynog

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#8 posted 1163 days ago

Paulo, Getlostinwood, when I number my projects I consider only “real” projects, not jigs, book ends, bread boards or other small toys done in a weekend. To me, a project is something that spans over a few months.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 1163 days ago

Wow! That is some extremely impressive work.

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

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Bertha

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#10 posted 1163 days ago

Fifth project? I won’t be sharing my fifth now:) The hardware is intriguing and the relief work is fantastic!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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shipwright

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#11 posted 1163 days ago

Really nice carving (all five). Everything else is great too, but the carving is the show stealer. Great craftsmanship.

Welcome, you’ll fit right in here.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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gul

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#12 posted 1163 days ago

It’s really nice.Fantastic work :)

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Gpops

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#13 posted 1163 days ago

Outstanding, You should be justifiably proud. Great match in carving

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jevarn71

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#14 posted 1163 days ago

You’re right, the original design is a bit peculiar. Looks as though the top is slightly out of proportion compared to the case/base. You did a great job replicating it however and your carving almost seems “too detailed.” Outstanding job!

-- Jason - Aim High!!

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Paulo in Texas

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#15 posted 1163 days ago

llwynog, I don’t count jigs, is joke, I laugh.

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