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Project by DBrown52 posted 12-10-2013 03:42 AM 850 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My fiancĂ© wanted a big dining room buffet. So she got this. Everything is solid red oak from trees her dad felled to clear ground for a cabin. The dimensions are six feet long, two feet deep, and three feet high. The sheer size turned a straightforward build into something fairly daunting, but I’m really happy with how it turned out. Thanks for looking





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-10-2013 05:17 AM

Wow that’s a big one alright.nice work.

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#2 posted 12-10-2013 06:29 AM

That is beautiful and heavy.
Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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deon

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 07:55 AM

A classic piece, great work!

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 01:15 PM

Love the wood grain. Excellent workmanship.

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#5 posted 12-10-2013 05:31 PM

Great job. My cousin just asked me to make something similar to that for her.

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 03:26 PM

Very nice buffet. It’s extra special since you made it out of their wood.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#7 posted 12-11-2013 03:34 PM

This is a nice piece and the wood is beautiful.

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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DBrown52

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#8 posted 12-11-2013 04:07 PM

Thank you, everyone. My fiance’s father had the foresight to have the boards sawn, but he isn’t a woodworker and they weren’t being used. When I got to them, they were grayed from weather and full of splits and worm holes, but I took a single board just to mess around. I couldn’t believe what I found after it was planed. I know most people like quarter-sawn flecks, but I’m drawn to big cathedrals and swirls and variations in grain and color and this had so much of that. So I went back and loaded up on boards and got to work on this! There’s a ton more of it, so I’m looking forward to another big project this spring.

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