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Project by Douglas Krueger posted 2349 days ago 2559 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After making the decision to get back into wood working again, this was one of my early projects and was my first experience with the Thailand Padoo species of wood. In the pile of wood I bought was one piece of lumber that was knotty and it had been set it aside as a ‘worthless’ discard. Because the shop has a problem with space, it was never far away and After seeing it one too many times, decided to try and work with it in an effort to capture the beauty of the knots and incorporate them into the design. The biggest knots were placed in the top 2 drawer faces

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To try and balance the use of knots, they were also worked into other pieces of the project:

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This was a plan that was borrowed from Jeff Greef and modified a bit both by design and by accident

www.jeffgreefwoodworking.com

All of the curved work and mortise/tenons were mostly done by hand along and an electric drill and were a ‘learn on the fly’ experience which inevitably increased the scrap pile.

The drawers were lined with some local Thai silk material fastened with silicone mastic. The overall dimensions are about 16×16x10” deep and the finish was my second attempt at sprayed urethane.

All in all it was a lot of fun to build and many lessons learned have become very useful on subsequent projects. Now I can not stop building things with Padoo (as witnessed on my project page), the color, grain and texture of this wood keeps surprising me with each new project.

Thanks for looking

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles





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bryano

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#1 posted 2349 days ago

Nice joinery skills. The wood you selected is beautiful. Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- bryano

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 2349 days ago

I like it. Interesting sides/slides.

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GaryK

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#3 posted 2349 days ago

That is an excellent job! Very nice.

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

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tenontim

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#4 posted 2349 days ago

Very nice design and beautiful work.

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 2349 days ago

This is an excellent both in design and execution.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 2349 days ago

well thought out grain selection. skillfully balanced design. pretty color wood.

welcome to lumberjocks.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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alanealane

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#7 posted 2349 days ago

GREAT WORK!!
WELCOME TO LJ!!!

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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mrtrim

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#8 posted 2349 days ago

wow ! thats awsome . exellent work ! welcome to l j

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 2349 days ago

Spectacular looking box.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#10 posted 2348 days ago

Beautiful cabinet diggrduggr! And by the way, welcome to your new home here in LJ.

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motthunter

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#11 posted 2348 days ago

looks great. nice to see something out of the ordinary.

-- making sawdust....

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 2348 days ago

stunning. the design and the lined drawers. Wow

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rikkor

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#13 posted 2348 days ago

Man, is that nice. Looks like you put a lot of work into it.

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Douglas Krueger

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#14 posted 2348 days ago

Thanks for all the kind comments, you are a right friendly bunch of guys. This piece did take a while but I am never in a hurry as I have found that that just compounds the already too numerous ‘ooooops’ and ‘oh $ht’s’. I have been exploring the website and have found a lot of useful info already. Back to work, now where did I put my board stretcher????

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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jockmike2

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#15 posted 2348 days ago

Beautiful grain just a great piece. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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