First piece of furniture

  • Advertise with us
Project by ErikF posted 04-08-2012 03:24 AM 1438 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.

8 comments so far

View cplant's profile


226 posts in 2166 days

#1 posted 04-08-2012 03:47 AM

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

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

View a1Jim's profile (online now)


115673 posts in 3180 days

#2 posted 04-08-2012 04:01 AM

Very cool first piece of furniture.

-- Custom furniture

View marines087's profile


23 posts in 1916 days

#3 posted 04-08-2012 04:04 AM

Nice use of contrasting woods

View ErikF's profile


524 posts in 1846 days

#4 posted 04-08-2012 05:34 AM

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

-- Power to the people.

View wee3's profile


76 posts in 1874 days

#5 posted 04-08-2012 05:59 AM

Nice work.

-- BiLL @wee3

View bowtie's profile


982 posts in 1948 days

#6 posted 04-08-2012 12:24 PM

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

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

View doncutlip's profile


2832 posts in 3158 days

#7 posted 04-08-2012 09:36 PM

Bold choice on the wood combination, turned out nice

-- Don, Royersford, PA

View SantaPaulaCraftsman's profile


75 posts in 2707 days

#8 posted 04-09-2012 05:44 AM

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics