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Feathers, with apologies to Mr. Fidgen

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Project by balidoug posted 12-22-2011 07:51 PM 1580 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my attempt at the “Feathers” project from Tom Fidgen’s “Made by Hand”. My first attempt at a project from that book. A couple years ago when I first caught the wood bug a friend gave me a green, knotted and warped plank of teak from a tree he had recently harvested. It’s been sitting around, waiting for a use, and I thought part would be perfect for this door. The rest of the case is marbau (I think), the white drawers are suar.

I am very happy with how the half-blinds came out.

The cabinet is a Christmas present for my daughter. You can imagine the conversation:

“What would you like for Christmas?”

“An iPad”.

“How about a lovely bathroom cabinet with a beautiful teak door?”

“An iPad loaded with ‘The Sims’ and ‘Angry Birds’ and ‘facebook’ and …”

“terrific, I’ll start cutting the wood this afternoon.”

By the way, suar, or raintree, can have a fabulous creamy-white color when freshly planed, but yellows when oiled or waxed. I like the finish as it came out, but would love to learn to preserve that milky color, too. any suggestions?

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant





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#1 posted 12-22-2011 09:23 PM

Nice work. I have often wanted to make this same cabinet. I don’t know why I have never gotten around to it…maybe I am just waiting for the right door to come along.

She can store the Ipad in the big space if she ever gets it.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 11:45 PM

Beautifully done!

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 03:52 PM

My ohhh I laughed by the conversation.
I think you made a wonderful cabinet, I have his book and remeber it quite well.
How was her reaction when she got it?
Lovely work, and lovely wood.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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balidoug

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 12:23 AM

She is pleased, and makes good use of it. But the iPad is still high on the list.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 08:34 AM

;-)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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