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Project by Sawdust posted 03-19-2007 09:31 PM 1392 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted any projects here in quite a while. After receiving some nice comments on some old postings recently, I will try to post some new projects over the nest few days. I would be very interested in any comments re this project.

I had this air-dried walnut laid back for some time, and decided to use it in an armoire for myself. The construction is simple and plain. I resawed the door panels from the most figured pieces I had, and the doors are frame and panel design with stub tenons in the rails and mortised stiles. The unit is 3’ wide and over 6’ tall. Shelves are solid walnut boards edge glued, and the drawers are walnut fronts with pine sides and backs.
Ther project is finished with several coats of Maloof finish applied by hand over a base coat of shellac.





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Drew1House

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#1 posted 03-19-2007 09:36 PM

Nicely done… How long did that peice take you. I am so new I am trying to get a feel for what it takes to build something like that. Then ill double it for me.

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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rentman

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#2 posted 03-19-2007 09:49 PM

Very nice job!

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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Sawdust

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#3 posted 03-19-2007 09:54 PM

Drew -

The piece took 3 months, working on it a couple of hours a night when I had the time. There is nothing really difficult about this project. Door construction is probably the most time consuming part. You might want to start with something on a smaller scale, however, just because wrestling this big, heavy cabinet around the shop by yourself is a chore.

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BassBully

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#4 posted 03-19-2007 10:22 PM

Looks very nice. I like the dovetails on the drawers and the cutout handles for the drawers.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 03-19-2007 10:24 PM

all that hidden storage inside..well, it’s not that the storage is hidden because that’s what a cupboard is for… but the shelves and the drawers. Wonderful

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

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Karson

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#6 posted 03-20-2007 01:36 AM

Very nice Chest

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Sawhorse

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#7 posted 03-20-2007 01:33 PM

Very nice, are those dovetails on the drawers or is that box joints….

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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W. Paul

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#8 posted 03-20-2007 03:09 PM

I wouldn’t mind having that armoire piece in my bedroom! Very nice!

-- Paul, Wildwood, MO; (Ps 145: 1-2)

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Sawdust

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#9 posted 03-20-2007 03:31 PM

Sawhorse-

Those are half-blind dovetails. I use a jig/template from Rockler. It’s cheaply priced, very simple to set up, and is just great for drawer making. I leave it set up for drawer construction all the time, about the only exclusive tool I have in my shop.

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 03-20-2007 07:22 PM

Great job! I can never get enough walnut.

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

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oscorner

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#11 posted 03-22-2007 01:40 PM

Excellent work, a real beauty!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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