First furniture project

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Project by sudbrinkm posted 07-17-2013 02:03 AM 1178 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been a member on here for a while checking out other people’s projects. I figured since I am calming on down on building things for my shop, I could finally be nice and build the furniture my wife wanted for the living room. I decided this would also be a good excuse to get some new tools. We settled on these plans I got out of Woodsmith. I am pretty happy with the way things turned out.

-- Matthew

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#1 posted 07-17-2013 02:08 AM

Congratulations on three very nicely completed projects—they look great!

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#2 posted 07-17-2013 02:08 AM

Very nice. Was one of those new tools a mortiser?

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#3 posted 07-17-2013 02:08 AM

Wow – Fantastic set. You have a right to be pleased with your workmanship!

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#4 posted 07-17-2013 04:02 AM

Very well done : )

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#5 posted 07-17-2013 04:28 AM

The entire set looks great man, nice work. I’m wanting to build a furniture set similar to what you did and this inspires me! Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 07-17-2013 09:07 AM

Great job love this style of furniture

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#7 posted 07-17-2013 10:34 AM

Very nice set of tables…well done.

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#8 posted 07-17-2013 01:20 PM

Nice job. They look great !!

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#9 posted 07-17-2013 01:25 PM

This table turned out nice. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 07-17-2013 03:03 PM

Great job! Thanks for sharing. I believe I speak for everyone here…I’m always looking for a reason to buy a new tool!! :)

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#11 posted 07-17-2013 03:44 PM

nice work brother

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#12 posted 07-17-2013 11:22 PM

Congrats on the project, they’re going to add a lot to your house. What sort of wood did you use,and why did you do for the finish?

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#13 posted 07-18-2013 12:26 AM

those look great, love the look, great job

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#14 posted 07-20-2013 03:13 AM

I actually hand cut all of the mortises. It took a long time, but it was fun to an extent.

The wood is cherry with mahagony gel stain. I had to use a gel stain because the oil stains got way too blochy.

-- Matthew

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#15 posted 07-20-2013 10:06 PM

Great looking projects. I am looking to build an end table very similar to the one you built. Do you have plans for it?

-- Andy

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