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Last one for today….Honest…

This was an early project. So early that I got the dovetails the wrong way round (technicaly) because I thought they would look better seeing the sloping bit on the front of the drawer. I was right!

This piece in cherry with a light stain and finished in Arm R Seal with water based poly on the working surfaces.

The top section is made as one unit which sits on the base.

Spot the Tiki mug collection….


-- who ever wanted to buy anything when you can make it

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#1 posted 801 days ago

Looooove the through dovetails. You’ve really got quite a range of interests! That’s a good thing:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 801 days ago

Gorgeous. I love cherry and really like the color you choose. Do you recall exactly the brand/color of the stain you used? I am planing kitchen redo with cherry doors that I’ll expose to the sun to get them darker before I finish. The color I got in experiments more or less equals what you have but looking for other options.

-- Bob

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#3 posted 801 days ago

Really like the dovetails, excellent work!

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#4 posted 801 days ago

I love it man! I like all the details, the through dovetails, the thick raised panels, the finish… this one is going in my favorites.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 801 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous – great job!

-- - Mike, Warrington, PA

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#6 posted 801 days ago

technicaly its beatuiful

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 801 days ago

Beautiful work, love that style

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 801 days ago

very nice. i didn’t even notice the notice the dovetails being reversed until i read the description, even then it took a minute to realize what you meant. it’s an impressive piece, especially for an early one.

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#9 posted 801 days ago

I really love those dovetails.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#10 posted 801 days ago

This will be Top 3, without a doubt!

Hand cut, I assume…? ;)

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#11 posted 801 days ago

Beautiful, esp. the dovetails. very clean

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#12 posted 801 days ago

Lots of work… complements.

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#13 posted 800 days ago

It works! and yep I did spot the mugs before you clued us in! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 800 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. I love the dovetails. Did you add more stain to the raised panels or were those boards darker?
Great work. Jerry Love the hardware also. What company?

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#15 posted 800 days ago

Beautifully done. I think whatever you did “wrong” on the dovetails is a great design feature.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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