Walnut/Ash Bedroom Set

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Project by ChandlerClan posted 12-04-2011 05:53 PM 1754 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My dad regularly takes orders for furniture from us kids. My wife and I asked for an armoire for our wedding several years ago, and then we asked for a couple of matching dressers for last Christmas. I think that dad is an accomplished woodworker, and I’m always very proud of the work that he does. Since, he probably would never get around to posting his work, I’ve decided to start getting pictures and posting.

Walnut and Ash were used to provide a striking two toned contrast. Actually, the armoire is built with soft white maple, but when dad got around to building the dressers (several years later) he couldn’t remember what he had used. Really, from this far away you can’t tell the difference. He topped it off with fully extending hardware. The dressers are actually about 1” shallower than the armoire, which allows them to nest behind the armoire face when they are placed together. Dad also made them so that we could separate them if we were in a room without a big open wall. We are very pleased with the outcome!

-- Chandler Clan

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#1 posted 12-04-2011 06:16 PM

That is an awesome set. You gotta love the contrasting wood tones. You should be very proud of your dad. He does remarkable work. Great talent !

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#2 posted 12-04-2011 06:54 PM

From the pictures it looks like it fits the room? Wondered what the two woods might be like together. Nice pieces.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 12-04-2011 08:33 PM

very nice!!!

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#4 posted 12-04-2011 09:21 PM

Another project that for some reason reminds me of Frank Llyod Write (still can’t spell). Great job.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 12-04-2011 10:08 PM

Great work, sure to be family heirlooms.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 12-05-2011 02:11 AM

damn and i thought that i liked checking out your nightstand!!!

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#7 posted 12-05-2011 05:20 AM

Nice work!

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#8 posted 12-05-2011 06:10 PM

its a wonderful thing to have this custom furniture from your dad, and yes i agree he is an accomplished wood worker, your a lucky family…..these are beautiful and will be treasured for a very long time

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 12-19-2011 10:19 AM

That’s indeed a great piece.

Your dad is really good.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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