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End Table/Chest For My Mother In Law

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Project by gfadvm posted 207 days ago 1809 views 19 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My MIL saw the bamboo chests I made for the granddaughters and asked if I could do one for her to use between two chairs. She also asked for different woods. Top, drawer bodies, and “case” are Jatoba. Drawer fronts are some unusual Arkansas Black Cherry I sawed. Dimensions are 2’x2’ x 20” tall. Finish is rubbed on shellac. I’ll try to add some close ups of the drawer fronts as I really liked that black cherry board! Thanks to Benji Reyes for the inspiration for this design.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm





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gfadvm

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#1 posted 207 days ago

I think that this piece will look nicer when the Jatoba and the Black Cherry age/darken some. Hope this is what she wants as she is a special lady!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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grizzman

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#2 posted 207 days ago

a really nice piece andy, that design that came from Benji is one that will always be a favorite, and that way you have used it here just keeps it out there and fresh, ill bet she loves it .

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 207 days ago

Very nice work. Loved seeing it live when I was there.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 207 days ago

Very nice indeed. Am I correct in seeing that the drawers are sliding on the side frames or are there slides there?

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 207 days ago

Dave, Pic #5 shows the wooden drawer slides.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 207 days ago

Yup, gotta agree….
Love the drawer fronts!!!

There is no way MIL won’t love it too!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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JL7

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#7 posted 207 days ago

Well done Andy. Turned out great. I’m confused on the Black Cherry….you just got your sawmill this fall right? Or were you using the bandsaw prior to that? Either way, it looks good. Great gift.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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woodshaver

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#8 posted 207 days ago

Great work Andy! I love the drawer fronts also. That wood is simply beautiful!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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kdc68

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#9 posted 207 days ago

Beautiful !..... The shellac finish really enhances the beauty of that black cherry !....Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#10 posted 207 days ago

That is beautiful Andy! Great finish and beautiful wood contrast! I bet the MIL loved it!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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josh

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#11 posted 207 days ago

Nice, Gfad!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Dave

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#12 posted 207 days ago

I have never seen anything that looks like this.
I love the way you see the joinery.
Wonderful Andy.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#13 posted 207 days ago

Nice…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#14 posted 207 days ago

Nice project , Andy : )
Happy New Year !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Steve Kreins

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#15 posted 207 days ago

Beautiful and unique! Thanks for sharing this great piece.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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