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Project by Hammeredthumb posted 04-22-2012 01:47 PM 996 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a Christmas gift to my wife. First attempt at free standing furniture.





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doncutlip

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#1 posted 04-22-2012 03:18 PM

That really turned out great, I’m sure she’s happy with it.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Martyroc

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#2 posted 04-22-2012 03:56 PM

That came out great, my wife’s gonna want one now.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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dpow

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#3 posted 04-22-2012 07:04 PM

That is a nice looking project. I like what appears to be small tiles above the coat hooks. Thanks for sharing. One suggestion for your next project you post would be to give more info such as size, kind of materials, plans you used, etc. The more info the better. We Lumberjocks like a good read.

-- Doug

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Hammeredthumb

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#4 posted 04-22-2012 07:34 PM

Doug, you are completely correct!
OK, here goes,
The side panels are aspen. Regular Lowes/Homedepot premade panels. With all the moving around we do with my wifes career choice I have been hard pressed to convince here I need a jointer and a planer but this project showed my wife I do have some abilities and may have loosened the purse strings a little. The rest of the piece is made with pine. That actually is a slate mosaic tile in the back piece and under it is just some bead-board I had left over from a kitchen I did a little while ago. I actually used a sanded latex tile/grout caulk to grout it as I was not too entirely sure about the amount of movement regular grout would take. As we move every few years and sometimes sooner then that I did not want to be re-grouting every trip. It is finished with a black minwax wipe on stain/sealer. My wife is not particular fond of “shiny” furniture and prefers a more muted finish. I was hoping to actually skip the stain and poly the whole thing so I took considerable time in hiding as many of the screws as I could. Had I only known!
Overall dimensions are:

44” wide
78” tall
21.5” deep at the toe of the crown on bottom.
18 ” deep at bench

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EarlS

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#5 posted 04-23-2012 11:29 AM

Very nice. The dark stain and baskets makes the look.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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