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Project by CSlabon posted 02-02-2006 08:39 PM 2567 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest project. It’s made from birdseye maple and black walnut. I’ve been buying birdseye when I found good deals. I got a sheet of plywood for $80 and some 4/4 stock for like $7bd. ft. The majority of the black walnut came from an antique bedframe that belonged to my wifes grandmother. The frame was too far gone to be repaired so I used it to make a new piece that’ll live on. It is my larges piece so far and took me a long time to build it.(I was trying to have it done for Christmas:) The maple/walnut combo just never gets old, does it? It’s just a deft waterbase poly finish. Thanks for viewing.

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#1 posted 02-17-2012 06:38 PM

Very nice

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#2 posted 02-17-2012 06:51 PM

Very well done, the walnut/maple combo I use all the time as well

-- If you don't start building your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs. Mr. Mente, Shop Teacher, Milwaukee

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#3 posted 02-17-2012 07:39 PM

I think the time spent building was really worth while. It is quite clear you have spent a lot of time on the detail, very well done sir.

I’m especially impressed with the use of recycled timbers, the memory of your wifes grandmother will live on.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#4 posted 02-17-2012 08:32 PM

That looks amazing. I love the maple/walnut combo too.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist -

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#5 posted 02-17-2012 09:47 PM

Beautiful piece,, I love the design
Execution is also super..

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#6 posted 02-18-2012 01:51 AM

Beautiful entertainment cabinet.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 02-18-2012 01:54 AM

Like you said, the Maple & Walnut never gets old.. very awesome build

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 02-18-2012 03:11 AM

Thank you all !

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#9 posted 02-18-2012 04:06 AM

Stellar job on the build of the e.t c…....great craftsmanship, and great combination of the woods…I really like Maple and Walnut combined…they just seem to off-set one another, and together are beautiful….thanks for posting, and to honor your wifes grandmother…..a very nice jester….

-- " Geezer.......Not young.....Not dead....Somewhere in between.."

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#10 posted 02-18-2012 01:52 PM

Beautiful piece, I really like the contrasting colors.

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#11 posted 02-18-2012 05:05 PM

absolutely gorgeous piece of furniture. thanks for sharing

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#12 posted 02-18-2012 06:10 PM

Really sharp, I like the cabinet

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#13 posted 02-19-2012 02:48 AM

Beautiful piece! I can’t wait to nee a new entertainment center so I can build one. Congrats on such an awesome piece of furniture.

-- TIme in the shop is time well spent.

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#14 posted 02-19-2012 02:53 PM

Stunning! That is an amazing piece of furniture!

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.

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#15 posted 10-29-2012 01:18 AM

Nice work. Love the contrasting colors. What finish did you use?

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