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"Easter Island" Entertainment Unit.

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Project by George Coles posted 09-17-2013 10:39 AM 1166 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I have a good client, I don’t mind going the extra mile for them. This is a unit that has been in my mind for years and I decided to do for this client. It is one of the best that I have made.

It is made from recycled Ipil and salvaged Narra. The Narra came from a tree that was damaging a friends house.

It has a lacquer and beeswax finish. The unit is 2400 mm long by 550mm deep and 900mm high (1900mm high with shelves).

The drawers and doors are push to open and soft close. The back is Ipil Panel. All shelves rails etc. are sliding dovetails.

I made it so that the shelves and TV stand can be lifted off and then the unit can be a standard buffet.

I named it Easter Island because the shelves look a bit like the Easter Island statues and also because they have no timber there.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines





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JAY Made

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#1 posted 09-17-2013 10:45 AM

Wow very nice.

-- We all should push ourselves to learn new skills.

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#2 posted 09-17-2013 11:16 AM

That’s very beautiful. Awesome job.

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

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GrandpaLen

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#3 posted 09-17-2013 12:54 PM

Wow George,

A beautiful piece with some very bold character, I like that …alot.

Well done.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len

Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 09-17-2013 01:12 PM

Man that is awesome. I love the wood you used on the doors. Very nice piece the client should really be pleased with it.

-- Bailey Indiana

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 09-17-2013 01:31 PM

Hi George. That is a beautiful cabinet. The wood on the draw fronts is very striking and the shelf unti do evoke an Eastern Island image. I’m sure your client will enjoy this piece.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 09-17-2013 03:15 PM

What a great looking piece!

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

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#7 posted 09-17-2013 03:57 PM

Very attractive with beautiful wood.

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

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#8 posted 09-17-2013 04:22 PM

This is a nice piece and very unusual.

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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#9 posted 09-17-2013 06:48 PM

Absolutely love the wood contrast. Great job

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#10 posted 09-17-2013 09:32 PM

Absolutely incredible creativity and workmanship!

-- "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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#11 posted 09-18-2013 03:01 AM

Thats very very awesome George. Excellent craftmanship.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#12 posted 09-18-2013 11:01 AM

Wow very nice…the wood looks great…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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