Sand Buffet

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This is a 2 mt buffet I have just finished for a client. It is made from three timber types, Jarrah, Ipil and ebony handles. The front is hand carved and took about two weeks to complete. Lots of sanding in this one. The finish is lacquer semi gloss. If anyone is making this size cabinet, I used a adjustable slider under the center of the unit. This is to prevent sagging and hence binding of doors and drawers.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines

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#1 posted 1033 days ago

Very nice piece! What about a very slight curve at the bottom, like on the sides? I feel a very slight curved line under the doors would add to plasticity (just a positive feedback).

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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#2 posted 1033 days ago

Well done, I have never seen anyone do this to a cabinet. Great job, I really like it.

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

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#3 posted 1033 days ago

Very cool

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 1033 days ago

Very Cool, I really Like it. Great job!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 1033 days ago

George, your work is inspiring.


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#6 posted 1033 days ago

This looks really sharp! Very nice!

-- “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

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#7 posted 1033 days ago

Beautiful carving. The finish acheived is wonderful as well. I am sure the customer was very happy with there piece. I love it when one turns out like this.

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#8 posted 1033 days ago

Very nice, the carving is very beautiful and fluid. Forgive me for my ignorance, but is the front carved from Jarrah or Ipil. I havent had the opportunity to work with either wood.

-- -Joshuah

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#9 posted 1033 days ago

Fantastic work on the carving. I can only imagine all the hours spent sanding.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#11 posted 1033 days ago

Truly artistic, thanks for sharing

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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George Coles

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#12 posted 1033 days ago

Thanks for all the positive feed back. To xylosapiens, I did want to put a feature on the bottom to imitate the sand flowing which would have further complemented the look but the boards that I had for the front were just enough to make the front with 15 mm for off cuts. Thanks for the suggestion though.

Joshuah, The front of the cabinet is the Jarrah and the inside shelves and back are Ipil. The two woods are similar in colour but Jarrah has more feature.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines

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#13 posted 1032 days ago

This is a stunning piece. The flowing lines of the carving really add that extra something here. I also like the ebony handles.

Do you have any other pictures from other angles, or of the inside of the piece?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Mark A. DeCou

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#14 posted 935 days ago

stunning work.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#15 posted 917 days ago

Wish I made it :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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