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Project by Vince posted 07-24-2011 01:16 AM 1625 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a piece of furniture. I saw the picture of this in a Wood magazine and thought it would be a challenge to make. I am a very amatuer woodworker. The piece is made from pine with box joints on the drawers. Any feed back would be appreciated.

-- "Putty and paint make the carpenter I ain't"

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Rick Babwin

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#1 posted 07-24-2011 02:18 AM

Outstanding job! What kind of finishh did you use?

-- Rick

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David Kirtley

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#2 posted 07-24-2011 02:30 AM

Hmm, first piece? Looks like you have found the right hobby. ;)

The only thing that jumps out at me is the bottoms of the drawers. Applied like that, they will eventually fail if loaded to any extent. Wood set in grooves will last longer.

On a scale of 1 to 10 as a first project, I would give it about a 23.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#3 posted 07-24-2011 02:55 AM

Only problem I see is the Bourbon decanter is empty!

-- Gary, Florida.

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#4 posted 07-24-2011 02:04 PM

Wow, thanks for the great comments.
Rick- I started with red mahogany stain then i used a dark walnut over that. Finished with spraying brushing laquer .
David- you are absolutely correct. I made the drawers then realized I forgot to route a groove for the bottom. I have a bad habit of rushing through a project.

-- "Putty and paint make the carpenter I ain't"

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#5 posted 07-24-2011 04:32 PM

This is really nice—what a great start for a new hobby!

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#6 posted 07-25-2011 03:15 PM

Very nice, great job!! Whats next??

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 07-26-2011 03:02 AM

Nice job!

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#8 posted 07-27-2011 03:39 AM

I think this turned out beautiful!

-- Janice

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#9 posted 11-16-2011 07:40 PM

I really like this.

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#10 posted 02-10-2013 06:06 PM

wow very pretty even if it wasn’t your first project!

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#11 posted 02-10-2013 06:20 PM

I really like the style and design. I don’t think I would of used pine for a piece like that because of how it stains unevenly, unless I’m going for the country look. Amatuer woodworker but not an amatuer final result though. Nice job.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#12 posted 02-10-2013 06:42 PM

Well done,I like it. I think you have a future in woodworking.Keep up the good work.

-- Life is good.

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