First piece of furniture

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Project by ErikF posted 738 days ago 1051 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first piece of furniture I have ever constructed and it was a blast to work on.
I was able to find a custom sliding glass door company in the area that was selling off extra lumber. It was all rough cut 5/4 boards so I had my work cut out for me. The three woods were: santos mahogany, rustic maple, and birch. I am not sure how many hours I put into this piece but it was a really good learning experience for me. I spent 1/4 of my time correcting mistakes that could have been avoided with better planning but sometimes it takes learning the hard way.
Either way, I am happy to be able to present a finished piece of furniture on this website and hope to add more in the future.
Happy Easter

-- Power to the people.

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#1 posted 738 days ago

hey great job!! excellent first!!!!! cant wait to see more

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#2 posted 738 days ago

Very cool first piece of furniture.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 738 days ago

Nice use of contrasting woods

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#4 posted 738 days ago

Thanks for the encouragement. Marines87: are you still active duty?

-- Power to the people.

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#5 posted 738 days ago

Nice work.

-- BiLL @wee3

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#6 posted 738 days ago

WOW! I’d be proud of this work if I’d been woodworking 50 years.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#7 posted 737 days ago

Bold choice on the wood combination, turned out nice

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 737 days ago

keep up on the craft. excellence comes with time spent and you’re off to a great start!

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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