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A little more oak, a little less mirror

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Project by nailbanger2 posted 10-26-2013 02:11 PM 597 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a recently finished project I did for a client that took care of a couple problems he had. He had mildew in the old, mirror covered wet bar, and the rest of the condo had a lot of mirrors on the walls. I took the sink out and capped the lines and drain, then put in the new cabs which really made the whole living room look warmer. The reason for the mirrors is this condo is on the 15th floor right on the beach, and the developers wanted to accentuate the view. I can appreciate that, but beyond a certain point it becomes overkill.

The other requirement from the owner was there were to be no door/drawer pulls to catch on pockets as you walk by, so I chamfered both sides of the doors and drawer fronts as shown in the last pic. I followed this look with the front edging and side frames.

Thanks for looking, and comments and criticism are welcomed.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew





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rance

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#1 posted 10-26-2013 02:35 PM

VERY nice trnsformation. The ONLY criticism I can come up with is the two drawer fronts should have flowing grain from one to the other. It is very possible that you did do that but the grain just doesn’t show it accurately enough.

Edit: As I look at it more though, the door fronts appear to have mismatched flat sawn/quarter sawn stiles/rails. Even with those anomolies, it STILL looks great. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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nailbanger2

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#2 posted 10-26-2013 02:52 PM

Very good pickup, Rance. I tried for that, was thwarted by the dreaded snipe monster (aka planer). Time constraints prevented me from choosing another piece.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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rance

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#3 posted 10-26-2013 03:11 PM

I know what you mean. :D Hey, it is still a GREAT build. I wouldn’t have brought it up, but you asked for criticism. I see your name come up a lot on LJ. I’d like to see more of your work. Post more please. You have a lot to offer, like that sailfish.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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nailbanger2

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#4 posted 10-26-2013 03:19 PM

Thanks Rance, I plan to post more, but I tend to stay away from posting my WORK work, if you know what I mean. If something pleases me, either in the finished project, or the process of making it, I will share. But if it’s the normal day to day grind, that doesn’t really thrill me, and wouldn’t thrill too many others here.

But I will say, keep the criticism coming. No one gets better from “nice project”!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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