a Honey do project

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 04-05-2012 01:41 PM 1839 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife said one of her other ladies was quitting where she worked and wanted a going away present for her. I said when and she said tomorrow. After losing the following discussion I set out to see what I could throw together.

Luckily the lady is someone I have made live edge furniture for so I had an idea of what she likes. This was the overnight project. I didn’t get the contrast I was hoping for.

Top & bottom are spalted Ash.sides & back are Elm. Drawer is Red Cedar (it’s always better with Cedar) with a Hawthorn face. I would also like to point out I AM NOT a skilled box maker (yet, but trying to improve). All joints are just butt joints.

Thanks for looking

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 04-05-2012 01:48 PM

I like it. She should too. Nice and quick

-- Michiganmark, I dream in wood......I'll blame it on my grandfather

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#2 posted 04-05-2012 02:02 PM

Not bad for a midnight rush.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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Chuck Murphy

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#3 posted 04-05-2012 05:17 PM

Hey, you did good considering the timeframe involved. Sometimes it is just wiser to humor the client.
And here your wife was the client!


-- Chuck Murphy

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#4 posted 04-05-2012 11:05 PM

I like it, it has a good rustic look

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 04-06-2012 02:44 AM

The wood, overshadows the joinery!

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#6 posted 04-06-2012 04:28 PM

I really like it, it caught my eye instantly.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#7 posted 04-07-2012 12:49 AM

I agree… is definitely eye-catching. The live edge really makes it stand out and I love the cedar drawer. You did a great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 04-27-2012 11:28 AM

I don’t know how I missed this when you posted it, Monte, but I do know that you, your client, the recipient, and the rest of us are much better off since you lost the discussion—especially you, because you know that if Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. Great job of “throwing something together”.
Have a good’un


-- rejo55, East Texas

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