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Project by DexterDearborn posted 824 days ago 1468 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this from plans from WOOD Magazine plans (I think it was WOOD Magazine…).

I used Oak for everything. i really like the way they stack and you can build more if needed.

Simple cleat from bottom up, then a cap for the top. If I could do it over, I would simplify the cap design. It was difficult to cut the smaller pieces for the vertical stiles.

-- Dearborn, http://lumberjocks.com/DexterDearborn





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BigTiny

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#1 posted 824 days ago

I’ve wanted one (or more) of these since high school. Nice job.

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Randy Sharp

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#2 posted 823 days ago

Nice job Dexter! The finish looks great!

I’ve built over a dozen from those plans over the past few years. I currently have four in progress. They make excellent gifts.

Note to BigTiny: After the first build, I used Oak plywood for the side panels (edges are covered by trim), the cleats, and the top. It cut my costs down tremendously, with no loss of quality or strength.

I’ve been able to get the overall cost down to around $125 each.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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DexterDearborn

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#3 posted 822 days ago

Randy is right. If I were to do it again I would absolutely use plywood for sides and for top. Save all kinds of glue up time and cutting, and sanding for that matter.

-- Dearborn, http://lumberjocks.com/DexterDearborn

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