Oak bureau

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 03-05-2012 08:53 PM 1546 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had, some time ago, spread the word through the family that I had retired from making ‘big stuff’. However, my step-son asked so nicely if I’d make a bureau for him to give to his wife for her birthday. After a bit of thought, I decided to have a go. It would, after all, force me to tidy up the workshop ever so slightly in order to make space. It was a massive help that he was able to get the boards thicknessed for me. That saved me a lot of time (and wear and tear) on my machinery.

It measures 36” wide, 44” high and 20” deep. Dave wanted clean modern lines, so I jointed the cabinet corners with lock mitres

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 08:56 PM

Very nice.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 08:56 PM

Nice work!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 09:03 PM

A good fit and nice enclosed desk.

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

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 09:06 PM

Very sleek and modern, Stewart. You are a man of many skills!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 03-05-2012 10:05 PM

You found a great spot for this Steward, excellent piece!

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#6 posted 03-05-2012 10:27 PM

Very nice work! Great present!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 03-05-2012 11:12 PM

Clearly you can do it all, Stewart. The molded-in hand grip areas on the door and the radius that transitions the square outer corners are a very nice touch, as is the grain flow across the doors.
Well done!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 03-06-2012 12:09 AM

Nice and elegant piece Stewart.

I foresee Dave is the Trojan horse of a long queue of family projects :)


-- Back home. Fernando

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#9 posted 03-06-2012 03:23 PM

I’m not sure how you managed to give this seemingly simple design such an elegant appearance Stewart, but this is an exceptional piece both design-wise and fine workmanship.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 03-06-2012 05:15 PM

Beautiful work as always, Stewart.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#11 posted 03-06-2012 10:33 PM

Nice work Stew.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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