Pine Armoire

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 07-20-2012 09:56 AM 2039 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t done final sanding on this. Waiting on the word from the the customer. Originally they wanted it stained :-( sent them pictures of it like this in hopes they like it too. I still have some things I would do differently next time, but I continue learning & I hope improving. 84”x36”x22”. Couldn’t have done this without the things I have learned from all of you! Keep trying to soak up as much as I can.

Thanks for looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 07-20-2012 09:58 AM

Looks great. It’s going to be a shame if they stain it, but different people like different things. I will be interest in what they decide to do with it. Keep us posted.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#2 posted 07-20-2012 10:31 AM

Is the coloring fairly accurate in the photos? I really like the blue/grey contrast with the warmer wood in the background. Well done!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#3 posted 07-20-2012 10:38 AM

The photos are pretty accurate.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 07-20-2012 10:42 AM

Nice job on this. Remember, in business, the customer is always right. LOL

You have done what they wanted, so far, and you did it well.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 07-20-2012 10:48 AM

Nice work Monte, I too would hope they go for a clear finish, pine will darken over time anyway if the finish has no uv inhibitors. Good arrangement of grain on drawer fronts as well.

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

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#6 posted 07-20-2012 12:07 PM

What’s wrong with stain?

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#7 posted 07-20-2012 12:18 PM

Nothing really. I just like the natural look of the beetle kill pine. As Jay said, it’s what the customer wants.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 07-20-2012 03:53 PM

Nice piece of work, Monte. I love the beetle kill pine and the knotty pine in back. I think a very light stain, conditioned first to avoid pines inherent blotching, would not be a bad thing. It would give the piece a warmer, or less of a “raw wood” kind of look. I certainly wouldn’t want any color that would cover up the grays, as that is what I like most about the piece.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#9 posted 07-20-2012 04:01 PM

Looks like a well made piece o furniture.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

#10 posted 07-20-2012 05:14 PM

Naaa Monte you did not do this lol, Fantastic job my friend.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#11 posted 07-20-2012 05:32 PM

Really nice build, Monte. I would cry if forced to stain that. Good luck with the customer!

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#12 posted 07-21-2012 01:05 AM

Whoa Monte! That is my favorite of all your projects. Ya done great here. Tell your customer how bad pine blotches when stained and then show them an example. Maybe that will convince them to let the beautiful colors show.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 07-21-2012 01:15 AM

Yep I’ve seen stained beetle kill and it’s pointless, might as well use white or yellow pine. I had to paint beetle kill on one project, but I guess whatever the paying man wants…
Looks like it’s well built Monte, I like how the shelf wraps around the front.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother.

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#14 posted 07-21-2012 03:52 AM

I agree with rockyblue, I really like how the shelf wraps around the front, nice touch! Makes me wish I had a place to put one of these so I could make one. Random thought though, is a TV supposed to go there? A few holes in the back panel would go a long way to lengthening the life of the TV, just for heat distribution purposes. Well done though, nice work!

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#15 posted 07-21-2012 09:20 PM

Very nice! I am working on something similar right now for a client. Except for shoes.

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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