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Project by rkober posted 03-02-2012 04:13 PM 2033 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project with cherry that I built for my sister and her family. After working with maple, walnut, purple heart, etc. cherry seams pretty pleasant. I started the finish with two coats of 1# shellac and topped that off with five coats of wiping poly (just thinned poly).

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown





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Kenns

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#1 posted 03-02-2012 04:41 PM

Very nice work here. Cherry is one of my favorite woods as well. Hope you don’t mind if I put this in my “favorites” file?

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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#2 posted 03-02-2012 04:55 PM

Very well done, I am sure your sister’s family will treasure it.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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KMT

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#3 posted 03-02-2012 05:01 PM

Great job. An Heirloom for sure!

-- - Martin

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#4 posted 03-02-2012 05:15 PM

It looks sturdy and well-crafted. The color is pleasing as well.
Great job

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Ben Simms

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#5 posted 03-02-2012 08:32 PM

This is just what my wife wants me to make. Very nice!

-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.

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dpow

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#6 posted 03-02-2012 08:50 PM

Great looking bench and the cherry is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#7 posted 03-02-2012 10:17 PM

Nice bench, the cherry is looking super

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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wrench

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#8 posted 03-02-2012 10:54 PM

Very nice build and the finish look great!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#9 posted 03-02-2012 10:59 PM

It has wonderful rich finish.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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Craftsman on the lake

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#10 posted 03-03-2012 12:02 AM

What a beautiful elegant piece of furniture. You made cherry look really good. Love the finish.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#11 posted 03-03-2012 01:10 PM

Very nice. I like the open storage on the bottom instead of the top lifting for storage.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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Hoosierdaddy

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#12 posted 03-06-2012 12:54 PM

Ditto The Head Chuck! I’m looking at your project and remember one that’s waiting on me where I need to build a simple box to elevate the mother-in-laws dryer up. She gets dizzy bending over to get the clothes. It was going to be a simple 3/4” plywood box…...until I looked at your amazing piece here. Now I’m thinking something open on the front where she can have baskets for easy pull out storage, or the grandkids toys possibly.

Great job!

-- I don't know what this is going to be like, but there's only one way to find out..........

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