a cherry and maple dining room

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Project by dan mosheim posted 11-07-2011 03:36 AM 2271 views 14 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

we just finished a cherry and curly maple dining room in what we refer to as our ‘studio style’. that style is typically a combination of natural and/or stained woods, combined with painted details. it has historic roots in the beidermeier style from germany in the mid 1800’s, but we have added our interpretation to the details and designs. the last photo of this series shows a sideboard, mirror, and part of a table and chair from my own home. those pieces were made in 1987. this client liked a table that i made for her brother around 1990 and waited until she had a new house to commission her own version of it … lots more process photos and construction details on my dorset csutom furniture blog. also, we are very busy at the moment and there is another post i just wrote here describing what else we’re working on and what’s coming up next … check it out if you have a minute …

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 11-07-2011 03:49 AM

Dan this is awesome!! Your chairs are exquisite!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 11-07-2011 04:26 AM

Beautifully executed suite! I could use that in my new home!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 11-07-2011 04:58 AM

Very nice work as always Dan. Thanks for keeping us up to date on what your up to.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#4 posted 11-07-2011 05:16 AM

Wow. Those look perfect.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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#5 posted 11-07-2011 05:32 AM

Definitely pops!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 11-07-2011 05:52 AM

Beautiful work!

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#7 posted 11-07-2011 06:08 AM

Very nice.

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#8 posted 11-07-2011 11:04 AM

Beautiful work as always, Dan. A pleasure to see. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 11-07-2011 02:33 PM

Awesome as always!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#10 posted 11-07-2011 03:18 PM

Beautiful work as always Dan,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#11 posted 11-07-2011 04:31 PM

Go big and elegant, or go away. I’d be proud to have those pieces in my home…...the truck will be there in an hour. Thanks.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#12 posted 11-07-2011 05:14 PM

Thanks for giving as an update on your latest work. Fantastic pieces!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 11-07-2011 06:10 PM


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#14 posted 11-07-2011 09:28 PM

Favorited. Has both a modern appeal and an old-school touch.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#15 posted 11-08-2011 04:11 AM

thank you all for your comments. it was a great project for fantastically patient and appreciative clients. always a nice bonus. dan

-- dan,vermont,

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