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Project by MrWoody posted 04-18-2008 03:19 PM 1818 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I felt I had to give credit to my fellow LJ’s because of all the help I received here and here.
I’m personally not happy with the stain and when I started to remove it was told to leave it alone, so here it is.
I did find loose pin hinges as Scott suggested and I changed the plans only as far as the joinery.
It’s furniture type joints rather than butt, no nails. Face frame was made using pocket screws then glued on with biscuits. It is poplar stained with Wood-Kote Jel’d gel (Heritage Oak).

For Odie 40”H X 19”W X 12”D

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.





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wpreman

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#1 posted 04-18-2008 03:23 PM

Seems like there is always something we aren’t happy with when we finish a project but you did a great job on this one. Looks great, I’m sure she will be pleased!

-- Bill, Florida

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trifern

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#2 posted 04-18-2008 03:30 PM

Wonderful job.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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BikerBetty

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#3 posted 04-18-2008 03:56 PM

The important thing is that I LOVE it!!! Happy Birthday to me! I think it turned out perfectly!! Thanks dad!

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joey

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#4 posted 04-18-2008 03:56 PM

Thats a nice one,

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 04-18-2008 04:01 PM

for me, the wood is GORGEOUS. I just love the soft, warm glow.
What a lucky lady. (Happy Birthday) :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 04-18-2008 04:14 PM

A veggie bin…nice. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before. I’m sure she will love it!

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 04-18-2008 07:25 PM

This is really a great looking piece. The stain looks fine from here!

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

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motthunter

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#8 posted 04-18-2008 08:25 PM

looks great to me.

-- making sawdust....

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toyguy

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#9 posted 04-18-2008 10:20 PM

Don’t let Mr Woody fool you all… I have been to his place and seen this piece up close. He has done a wonderful job (as usual) ..on all of his projects. Mrs B Betty…if you don’t want it let me know… LOL.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 04-18-2008 10:21 PM

MrWoody

You done good! Very nice looking piece. I am sure your daughter was pleased. I am glad you did not paint it. Beautiful finish job.

God bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Scott Bryan

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#11 posted 04-19-2008 04:11 AM

You did a very good job with the construction and I will be honest with you the finish looks just fine to me. I can well understand why you were told to leave it alone!!! It looks just fine the way it is. From the comments above I can tell it was well received.

Nice post. I really enjoyed looking at this one.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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irishhandyman

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#12 posted 05-13-2008 09:44 PM

Wonderful job. Had you not said, I would have never thought the wood was poplar. I never knew poplar could be stained to look that well. Thanks for posting.

-- God bless the men and women who protect our counrty.

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GMman

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#13 posted 05-28-2008 03:15 PM

You do very very fine work ,your like me you do it as a hobby not as a job

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GMman

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#14 posted 05-28-2008 03:19 PM

I was reading what irishhandyman said I always though that poplar and white birch was the same wood

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MrWoody

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#15 posted 05-28-2008 04:44 PM

GMan, Poplar is softer than Birch, it also has a lot of green coloring.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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