Small Armoir

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Project by griff posted 07-24-2008 04:12 AM 2368 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a piece that started out as a gun cabinet , but the client backed out after I had most of it cut out. He came into some financial troubles. I decided i would make it a small armoir and try to sell it. It is cased with birch plywood and styled with cottonwood. Crown is cottonwood, made on my new woodmaster 725 planer, sander and molder. Its finish is Red Mahogany with 5 coats of lacquer. First time to work with cottonwood, it has some nice grain. it turned out fairly well i think. I just cant find a place in the house to put it. Thanks for looking

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#1 posted 07-24-2008 04:23 AM

Beautiful piece of furniture. It has some interesting grain patterns, especially the right top door. I have not worked with cottonwood before. Every spring when they release their cotton, I often think about harvesting some. You can always ship it to my house. I will give it a nice home. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 07-24-2008 04:32 AM

it’s a very nice piece. I really like the color.
too bad about the client backing out. hopefully someone finds a home for it soon for you!

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#3 posted 07-24-2008 04:37 AM

That is a beauty. The grain really pops.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 07-24-2008 04:52 AM

great piece! The grain is fantastic.

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 07-24-2008 05:28 AM

Great looking piece!

It would not make me particularly sad if I had to keep a piece like that.

Nice work.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 07-24-2008 05:36 AM

Hi Mike;

You did a real nice job with this. I’m with Todd, the worst that can happen is you have to keep it.

Not so bad right!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Suliman Syria

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#7 posted 07-24-2008 04:54 PM

Nice jop.

-- Suliman , Syria, jablah ,

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#8 posted 07-24-2008 06:14 PM

Very nice peice.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#9 posted 07-25-2008 05:28 AM

Nice looking armoire/cabinet.
How did you like working with Cottonwood?? Did it have a nasty odor when cutting or planing? I heard it does.

Sure wish you could write a tool review on that woodmaster when you had time.
I am a big fan of making my own moldings and have looked at the woodmaster for some time.

Thanks for posting

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#10 posted 07-26-2008 04:51 AM

Very nice cabinet. You did a beautiful job on it. When I bulit cabinets for other people I always required 1/3 down for a down payment. That way I never had to put money out for the materials and if a person backed out they forfeited the down payment. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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