Maple Ambrosia Coat rack

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I finished this a couple of weeks ago, it’s just a maple ambrosia frame, assembled with loose tenons, and finished with tung oil. My plan was to put a oval inlay of walnut and some marquetry on the top, but I couldn’t find a good oval template, i can always add it in the future.

-- Stuart, North Dakota

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#1 posted 03-13-2008 09:32 PM

wow thats great. i love the look of the Ambrosia. keep up the great work.

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#2 posted 03-13-2008 09:41 PM

That wood is incredible – great project.

-- "No Board Left Behind"

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#3 posted 03-13-2008 10:09 PM

that is some cool wood. thanks for sharing your projects with us and keep up the good work!!!

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#4 posted 03-13-2008 10:17 PM

Great project and some great wood.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 03-13-2008 10:19 PM

very eye appealing piece

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#6 posted 03-14-2008 12:10 AM

HI Stuart,

This frame is gorgeous. It certainly is the focal point of the room.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 03-14-2008 12:41 AM

Thats a great looking mirror, the ambrosia maple really gives it a unique look.

-- Andy Stark

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#8 posted 03-14-2008 02:42 AM

That’s some eye popping maple.

Curious on your dimensions?

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#9 posted 03-14-2008 09:18 AM

Beautiful Mirror/coat rack. Of course I like the wood too.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 03-14-2008 10:52 AM

Wow, that is eye-catching. I love the wood.

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#11 posted 02-26-2010 08:41 AM

very nice…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#12 posted 03-08-2010 01:54 PM

Two thumbs up! The grain is amazing on the piece.

-- Jason, Central Virginia

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#13 posted 09-01-2011 11:34 AM

Nice job. And nice use for a mirror too!
To make an oval, take a piece of plywood and put 2 nails in it. For example, a 4×4 plywood. Put 2 nails about 2 ft apart in the middle. Then cut a piece of string and tie it in a loop so that it is about 6 inches longer (when pulled straight so the diameter of the circle is zero) than your two nails. Now take a pencil and trace around using the string and nails as a guide, always keeping the string tight so it forms a triangle between the two nails and your pencil. Play around with the distance between the nails and the total length of string to get different ovals. As the two nails get closer the oval will be more circular – so if the two nails were at the same point it would be exactly a circle having the diameter of the length of string. If you want a very wide oval – like you might have over a doorway put the nails farther apart. You’ll get the idea!

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#14 posted 09-01-2011 11:36 AM

Great job , love the Ambrosia Maple !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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