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Project by smitty1 posted 05-10-2008 05:21 PM 1246 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With the workshop becoming quite crowded with a number of BF of various lumber species, it became evident that a project was long overdue and acquiring any usable workspace a few projects would need to be completed.

We have always been an admirer of period furniture so naturally we wanted to incorporate that detail into whatever we built. Our ‘significant other’ always has excellent ideas for us to advance our woodworking skills so her assistance was greatly appreciated when she came up with this project.

We chose a piece that would have storage, style and be able to house the modern audio and video appliances on hand. The design is one of Glen Huey’s and Maple was the wood of choice with Poplar used on the secondary pieces within the substructure. The finish was done in Tung oil sanded in with 600 grit to highlight the grain, then a final topcoat of Satin Lacquer for protection.

The Mrs. Was quite pleased with the results and we were pleased that we now have more room in the shop to walk around and work!

Hope you enjoy!

Smitty
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-- Smitty, Alabama, http://www.firstdesignwoodworking.com/





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jjohn

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#1 posted 05-10-2008 10:33 PM

Very nicely done ! I love the details. Great looking piece. And just to think it was constructed out of scrap lumber hanging around.
Man…If you used the real good wood how much better would it have come out. LOL

-- JJohn

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BertJ

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#2 posted 05-10-2008 10:45 PM

Glen Huey’s design fairly sparkles with your choice of maple, finished to a fine luster. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

BertJ

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#3 posted 05-10-2008 11:31 PM

Very impressive and excellent use of hardware.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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#4 posted 05-11-2008 12:44 AM

amazing details….

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 05-11-2008 12:58 AM

Excellent job on the details, thank you for sharing.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#6 posted 05-11-2008 12:26 PM

Smitty,

This is a very nice piece. The details and the moldings make this a beautiful piece.

Thanks for the post.

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

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