First project for a customer

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Project by chopper6322 posted 833 days ago 1283 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alright so it was for my mom, but still a cool feeling to have her ask me to build something for her. not perfect but i did learn a lot, like when you join the sides to the front with solid wood you should leave a bit of a reveal because the wood is going to move lol. all in all i was satisfied with the build, not a big fan of the finish but that’s what she wanted, very “country”. The sides are poplar and the top is just home depot pine. they drove from Michigan to south Texas to get it, so we will see what kind of wood movement we get when they get it home…hopefully it doesn’t crack on them.

-- "As iron sharpen iron, so one man sharpens another" Proverbs 27:17

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#1 posted 833 days ago

That looks great and is kind of on the order of what I want to do in a Hoosier cabinet style.

Do you have any plans or drawings you could share?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 833 days ago

no plans, she showed me a website of one she was thinking about buying for over $2000 and asked if i could do it any cheaper, so i just looked at the picture and made it that way, it’s almost identical, and the final bill was just over $300

-- "As iron sharpen iron, so one man sharpens another" Proverbs 27:17

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#3 posted 833 days ago

I like it and the finish. That is a popular finish right now.

#4 posted 833 days ago

Looks Great! I can relate to the “first project for a customer”. Feels GREAT, even though my first customer was a cousin.

-- It is fun to see where an imagination and two bored saws will get you.

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#5 posted 833 days ago

Great job. You might pick up more work when you moms friends see it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 833 days ago

Nice piece of furniture. Good job.

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#7 posted 833 days ago

I like the look of it, that’s a nice rustic finish

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 832 days ago

Looks wonderful! Hope you get more orders!

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#9 posted 830 days ago

first job done. you are on your way! nice work ,thanks for posting.

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