First piece of furniture (ready to take to finisher)

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Project by Matt posted 07-02-2011 04:08 AM 1821 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
First piece of furniture (ready to take to finisher)
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This project was quite the learning experience. When choosing a wood to work with, choosing hickory with any figure is quite difficult to work with. Tearout is not something you do with the old Mustang, it is something you do then cuss and scream and head back to the lumberyard…again. Grain really does change direction on you.
I did my first mortise and tenon joints with this project. A good chisel is worth the money. About halfway through, the LN chisels just did not seem overpriced.
A hammer is a great helper with assembly, good thing I used hickory.
I will post more photos when I get the piece back from the finisher.
Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 07-02-2011 10:36 AM

Looks good, nice work.

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

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#2 posted 07-02-2011 04:19 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 07-03-2011 01:19 AM

Wish we had finishers around here I detest painting but I suppose with such a nice piece of work I would have a pro finish it :)

-- "If the Universe is Infinite, Then all dreams are real."

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#4 posted 07-03-2011 01:31 AM

Nice i just built something very similar but with cedar. I distressed the finish for a rustic look. Only comment would be to take it all the way next time and do the finishing.

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#5 posted 07-03-2011 01:37 AM

I would finish myself,but, I was having difficulty matching the dark stain of the built in bookshelves they are going near. Hickory is a difficult wood to stain.

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