DVD chest of drawer

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Project by scueplain posted 09-22-2011 05:39 PM 2674 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

DVD chest holds about 250 DVDS. Case is MDF, drawer fronts are lacewood, and the knobs are ipe.

-- Dave,Portland OR

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#1 posted 09-22-2011 05:45 PM

Very nicely done. I like the rich contrasting colors and textures. Your joinery looks spot on too.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#2 posted 09-22-2011 06:22 PM

Love the drawer fronts and pulls. Nice job

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#3 posted 09-22-2011 06:28 PM

Nice work! I like the combination of the MDF and lacewood.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#4 posted 09-22-2011 06:41 PM

Well done looks great!

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

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#5 posted 09-22-2011 06:58 PM

looks great. is the case just finished MDF? or is it veneered with anything?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 09-22-2011 08:32 PM

MDF has never had it so good. Great looking project.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#7 posted 09-23-2011 02:07 AM

MDF is soaked with multi-coats of poly then rubbed out.

-- Dave,Portland OR

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#8 posted 09-24-2011 06:25 AM

Very nice, I tried poly on my TS Sled. Seemed to get real bumpy. How many coats until that stops? Any secrets to it. I’ve been thinking about using it for a desktop, the TS Sled scared me. Yours looks awesome.

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#9 posted 09-24-2011 07:45 AM

If I remember right, I used some wipe-on poly for the first coat. Then I put on 3 or 4 coats regular poly with sanding in between. I used gloss and then I sanded with 800 grit on the last coat and finished off with 4 ought steel wool for a satin finish. It turned out very smooth, no bumps.

-- Dave,Portland OR

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#10 posted 01-02-2013 04:23 AM

Nice job! The pleasantly understated design reminds me of a mid-century Danish (?) cabinet maker who used those colors to great advantage. I used to have some of his work . . . if only my old brain could remember names!

-- Skip, Forestville, CA,

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