Room Divider is done!

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Project by Danette Smith posted 02-15-2008 09:24 AM 2044 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone!

Well it took almost 4 weeks to build and paint this room divider…of course it isn’t as beautiful as Gary K’s winning box which took him the same amount of time. If I had to build drawers it might have taken 8 weeks more if I could even do it! LOL!!

Here are the latest pictures with my Oriental objects placed in the boxes. Thanks for looking…Danette

-- Danette Smiths Pyrography and Easels -

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#1 posted 02-15-2008 09:57 AM

Nice job! It looks very fitting.

Thanks for your comment about my box also.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 02-15-2008 01:06 PM


This piece has an artistic flair to it and showcases your collectibles well. In my opinion it wouldn’t look as good with drawers and I like it as it is built. Attention is drawn to it immediately.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-15-2008 01:46 PM

I think I would have went crazy trying to build something like this. At first glance, it looked like the boxes were just random. But with a closer look I could see that there was indeed a method in place. Your project looks great and has a lot of class. The items displayed look fantastic and compliment your project very well. Did you draw out plans or use computer software? The paint job looks perfect. What kind of paint did you use? Did you use a sprayer?

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#4 posted 02-15-2008 03:14 PM

nice job dannette. like your house. nice.

-- pat,ohio...

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#5 posted 02-15-2008 04:24 PM

I see it turned out nice and level too. (I remember you posting a leveling question awhile back). Good job!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#6 posted 02-15-2008 05:34 PM

Really came out nice! My wife would be complaining about having so many shelves to dust. <g>

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

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Danette Smith

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#7 posted 02-15-2008 06:56 PM

Thanks for all your kind comments!

Junior jock…my husband did go crazy building this. I can’t remember when I’ve seen so many clamps on one item! I drew out the plans for it…I saw it done on the HGTV channel, but theirs went from the floor to the ceiling…so I just cut it in half. LOL! We used enamel paint and put it on with a roller and a sponge brush was used in the smaller places.

Dadoo…yes, it did turn out level, but we didn’t take it to the ceiling like before as everything was not level. We cheated. :-)))

Hey CharlieM1958…I was so excited to have my husband build this for me that I overlooked all the shelves to dust…duh???!!!! After I put all my ornaments into the boxes I thought, “Crap look at all the shelves I have to dust!” LOL!!! Plus now I have all the ornaments to clean whereas they were displayed inside a glass cabinet.!Danette

-- Danette Smiths Pyrography and Easels -

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#8 posted 02-15-2008 09:04 PM

That’s really cool. Good place for nicknacks.

-- Happy woodworking!

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