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Project by Natalie posted 01-07-2013 07:15 AM 3200 views 29 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is about 18 inches tall and 12 inches wide. I made it from one poplar board and did not use any stain. The color variations are from using the heartwood and sapwood for contrast.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.





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Damien Pollet

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 10:12 AM

I like it a lot, nice use of the colors that were in the wood. The dark brown of the bottom doors is really impressive.

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Roger

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 12:22 PM

This is really kool. I like everything about it. The handles are neat also. Nice book match on the back also. A pic er 2 of the inside would be good.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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balidoug

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 01:11 PM

Wonderful design, wonderfully worked.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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dee2

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 01:16 PM

Gorgeous piece. Your design using the wood variations is perfect. If this is your first, can’t wait to see more.

-- Dee2, OH Aromatherapy....fresh cut wood!!

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489tad

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#5 posted 01-07-2013 01:36 PM

That is a very nice piece. I like the drawer pulls and the scallop cut on the top and bottom.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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dustyal

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#6 posted 01-07-2013 02:28 PM

Great eye for use of the wood. I’ve tried to do something similar, but not with the success that you have here.

Nicely designed and built cabinet, too… not just in the use of the wood grain and color.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 01-07-2013 02:54 PM

Very, very nice—love what you have done from one board with no stain, use/placement of knots, and your handles.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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BTimmons

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#8 posted 01-07-2013 03:06 PM

That’s a lovely piece. One design element that I really like is the arches cut into the base and top. How was that done?

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#9 posted 01-07-2013 03:54 PM

Very excellent…! To my eye the little accents and details make it stand out…such as the to and base curves and the unique handles.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 01-07-2013 04:10 PM

I’ve always loved the variety of colors in Poplar ! You did this piece proud : ) Very nice design and Craftsmanship.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Natalie

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#11 posted 01-07-2013 04:19 PM

Great feeback, thanks all!
Roger, I don’t have a pic of the inside, wish I did. Note to self, always take lots of pics before you let your projects go.

Dee2 Thanks for feedback, it was not my first project, but was my own design and creation. I just joined this forum and that was my project to post, I am working on getting my other projects posted, but trying to spend more time in the shop and less at the computer. :)

BTimmons The piece of poplar was passed out in a class I was taking to be cut up and used for practicing with hand tools. I was playing with my newly tuned and sharpened spoke shave when I made the grooves in the top and bottom pieces, and the rest just came out of my fascination with wood and it’s natural properties. I just couldn’t let it or the rest of the board go to scrap bin.

I would like to build this again, only full sized, whatever that might be. I am thinking I would put the cupboard doors on the top and the drawers on the bottom for functionality. I am guessing that if it were about 24 to 30 inches wide overall and about 4-5 feet tall. I hope to have my shop up and running again by fall of 2013…...until then, I’m building shop cabinets, outfeed tables, storages shelves and drawers. I’m getting to know plywood and MDF very well.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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bobasaurus

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#12 posted 01-07-2013 07:13 PM

Excellent use of poplar and a great design. I especially like the drawer pulls.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 01-07-2013 07:13 PM

Very impressive. Is the bottom just open storage?

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Surfside

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#14 posted 01-07-2013 10:17 PM

That’s really beautiful and I like the wood, the finish and your attention to details. That turned out to be one of the most beautiful project!

www.bandsawparts.com

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Dubb

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#15 posted 01-08-2013 01:13 AM

looks great , good job

-- Dubb , WV

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