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Project by grosa posted 900 days ago 2182 views 9 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bedroom set. The box is made from 3/4” maple plywood with a solid wood (poplar) edge. The drawers are solid Maple dove tail drawers with a lacquer finish. The draw fronts are solid Walnut with a brass nuckle inlay. The brass nuckle was cut from 1/4” solid brass. We used a 3/4” plexiglass template to cut the pocket for the brass nuckle on all the drawer faces. I used double stick tape to attach the template to the Walnut faces and cut it out on my inverted pin router. The boxes were painted white then cleared with a conversion varnish. I turned all 8 legs on the lathe from solid Walnut. This project was made @ Prestige Casework for a designer named Dan Greene. What do you guys think? I don’t care much for the white boxes. The drawer faces were made using 8/4 Walnut and re sawed to get the matching look on each draw face. The backs were also finished so they don’t have to be agents the wall.

-- Have a great day.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 900 days ago

Very cool design,great looking and well built.what more could one ask?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 900 days ago

Great design, but I think I agree with you. The white boxes detract from the fantastic, matched fronts. They are really pretty walnut!

I do like the inlays – very cool.

If the casework were cherry or even painted black I think they would absolutely be a masterpiece!

However, the customer is always right….......... I suppose. :-)

Great work!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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grosa

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#3 posted 900 days ago

Thanks Jim.
Thanks Bob. Yes, I think Cherry would have looked so much better.

-- Have a great day.

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Cozmo35

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#4 posted 900 days ago

Good Gracious Man! This is a tough looking project.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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grosa

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#5 posted 900 days ago

Cozmo , It had it’s moments :)

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 899 days ago

I don’t get the white box thing either : ( Especially with all that beautiful Walnut up front !!

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

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Manitario

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#7 posted 899 days ago

Beautiful craftsmanship and very unique! I agree though, the white carcass takes away from it.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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489tad

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#8 posted 899 days ago

The customer is always right. The brass knuckle pulls are wicked cool!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Ben

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#9 posted 899 days ago

I know quite a few people that would love that brass knuckle design. Hang on to that template, there is a market for that sort of thing. Great pieces, but I have to agree that the white does detract from the look of the walnut.

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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Ben

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#10 posted 899 days ago

I’m not sure I get what an “inverted” pin router is or how that template would work…

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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grosa

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#11 posted 899 days ago

Ben, an inverted pin router works like a router table. http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1615
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnFk1G_eDgw&feature=related I have the model 36210 (36”) It takes 3 ph power or you can run it off 220 with a 3phz electric converter. You can also make your own small pin router using your router table. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNAk3RQZr3E&feature=endscreen&NR=1

-- Have a great day.

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Ben

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#12 posted 899 days ago

Gotcha. so, the router is underneath and the pin follows the template from above. Is that correct?

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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grosa

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#13 posted 899 days ago

We went to a machine shop to mill out the brass, I don’t have metal cutting tools. you can’t buy these at home depot. I designed them on Auto Cad and emailed the file to the machine shop. If you want to buy the same brass nuckle contact Prestige Casework and ask for Jeremy. He is the owner of this copywrite design. You would have to talk price with him. http://www.prestigecasework.com/

-- Have a great day.

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doncutlip

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#14 posted 899 days ago

fantastic inlay, fine project

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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grosa

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#15 posted 899 days ago

Yes that is correct.

-- Have a great day.

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