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Project by swandog posted 03-03-2014 02:31 PM 1012 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My biggest project to date is finally done. It’s made out of cherry with baltic birch for the drawer boxes and maple plywood on the inside. Construction is mostly mortise and tennon with dovetails for the drawers. It’s taken me awhile to get this done as there were other honey do projects completed during this project too..It was challenging and I won’t tell you where the mistakes are..but they are there.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 02:35 PM

This is a very nice piece. It’s certainly impressive and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#2 posted 03-03-2014 02:40 PM

beautiful piece

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 03:02 PM

Looks great to me.

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 03:15 PM

Very well done. Now a favorite of mine.

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bugz

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 03:32 PM

Very nicely done, great looking amoie. The cherry and the finish make this piece pop.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 03:39 PM

Nice looking, the finish came out nice.

-- Jeff NJ

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#7 posted 03-03-2014 04:13 PM

Very nice work,this looks super.

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#8 posted 03-03-2014 04:31 PM

Very impressive piece! The color and finish go great together. Mistakes, no mistakes, only human characteristics that have been unintentionally and radomly introduced to the piece. Truely, very nice. You must be pleased with it.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#9 posted 03-03-2014 07:49 PM

Very attractive piece, nicely done.

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#10 posted 03-03-2014 08:10 PM

Very tasty!

-- Bill....... I listen very closely to the timber and then impose my will.

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#11 posted 03-03-2014 08:34 PM

That is really cool. Great job

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MarkTheFiddler

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#12 posted 03-03-2014 10:06 PM

That is a good solid piece. The finish is incredible and the workmanship is top notch. Very well done!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#13 posted 03-03-2014 10:37 PM

Great job I love cherry

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#14 posted 03-04-2014 01:27 PM

Just solid piece. The finish looks good. Love the way cherry looks and finishes.

-- Pat-Indianapolis

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swandog

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#15 posted 03-04-2014 04:04 PM

Thanks everyone…I am happy and I learned alot tackling a big piece..I went back and forth on the finish but ended up with two coats of Watco Natural…then two coats of sprayed on clear shellac….followed that up with some fine steel wool and then some paste wax…drawers and doors took me awhile to get the fit correct….smaller projects will seem much simpler now :)

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