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Project by povertyridge posted 02-11-2013 08:49 AM 1637 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my creation based on the model sold at pottery barn. My fiancé wanted one and suggest that I make one as a project, so I did. I have about 12 hours and $350 into the project. (the knobs she picked out were $5 each!) Happy wife, happy life, am I right?! In all it saved me about $700 from the retail price and is built and looks A LOT better. Plus It gave me a reason to spend a little extra time in the shop which has never hurt anyone. Thanks for looking!

-- --- Chad Franklin, IN ---





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 10:01 AM

Beautiful piece, happy wife and more shop time. It’s all good.

Welcome to LJ’s

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

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dustyal

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 03:34 PM

very attractive… she’ll be hitting you up for more projects… which will create the need for more tools.

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

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 03:38 PM

nice looking

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#4 posted 02-11-2013 06:54 PM

That is really nice work!

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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povertyridge

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#5 posted 02-11-2013 09:59 PM

Thank you all for checking it out! I will be adding pictures of the process soon and have plans if anyone is interested.

-- --- Chad Franklin, IN ---

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ghost5

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#6 posted 02-12-2013 12:12 AM

Beautiful piece. I was thinking of something along those lines myself. Hope mine turns out as nice.

-- Tommy, http://www.followingghost.com

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Michigander

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#7 posted 02-12-2013 12:14 AM

Nice job, what did you use for stain and paint??

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povertyridge

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#8 posted 02-12-2013 12:37 AM

The case is maple plywood and the top is poplar (I know it’s soft but just used what I had). Michagander, I used General Finishes brand stain. The case is espresso and the top is black cherry.

-- --- Chad Franklin, IN ---

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dnick

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#9 posted 02-12-2013 04:40 AM

A really nice cabinet. Well done. Give them what they want. All about balance.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 02-13-2013 03:17 PM

Love the look, and way better than the store bought ones. Great job!

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 02-13-2013 03:24 PM

Very unusual and well done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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