My very first woodworking project - a Hutch for my daughter

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Project by ammodan posted 03-13-2014 02:11 AM 1643 views 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my very first project in woodworking. Probably a little too much for a first time. Took only 3 days to finish without the final painting. Made from oak plywood and oak framing.

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#1 posted 03-13-2014 02:26 AM

Great job, especially as a first project in woodworking. You must be an engineer who is interested in woodworking. Beautiful hutch, nice color and great all around. I am sure your daughter will appreciate it more and more as the days pass by. I bet she has her wish list started with many future projects for you.

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#2 posted 03-13-2014 02:27 AM

That is a great looking hutch. Well done.

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#3 posted 03-13-2014 02:28 AM

I bet it is your daughter’s very favorite of your wood working projects also! Very nice.

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#4 posted 03-13-2014 05:17 AM

Great job! I wouldn’t ever guess that this hutch was your first project. I’ve had a similar project in mind for about a year to help add additional storage to our kitchen. Now if I can get the rest of the projects earlier in line started and done.

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#5 posted 03-13-2014 05:39 AM

Very nice. Way better than my first project.

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#6 posted 03-13-2014 06:55 AM

We do whatever we need to do for our daughters. Excellent job.

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#7 posted 03-13-2014 07:47 AM

Vary Nice work indeed.

A first Project? Had you not of said so I would have believed a Seasoned veteran of Cabinet Making did this Piece!


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#8 posted 03-13-2014 09:36 AM

Thanks folks, I do a lot of internet research and try to remember as much as I can before I take on a project. My biggest problem is, I wan it done now. I’m learning that it takes time to make things right.

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#9 posted 03-13-2014 11:19 AM

Pretty serious undertaking for a first project. Nice work. For sure woodworking takes patience. Getting in a hurry will get you in trouble. I’ve been to Enid, OK and I was also in the USAF. Bases would often have workshops that frequented to take my mind off of other things and make sawdust.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#10 posted 03-13-2014 11:28 AM

Very nice especially since it’s your first project. For future projects, if you intend to paint the project there are lesser expensive materials other than oak to use. Poplar is a nice wood to use when painting along with birch plywood. Again, great job.

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#11 posted 03-13-2014 12:02 PM

Great looking hutch, great craftsmanship too. Only 3 days, that’s amazing, especially considering it is a first time build for you. Did you have plans?, or some other form of guidance? Great work, now let’s see you top this on the next project.

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#12 posted 03-13-2014 12:10 PM

Well done, looks great.

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#13 posted 03-13-2014 12:17 PM

One heck-of-a 1st project. Wow! Very nice.

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#14 posted 03-13-2014 12:58 PM

Very nice work! I am the same way as you, wanting it done NOW! Trust me, you can train yourself to go slow and do it right! Anyhow, for a first project I am impressed! You are a good dad!

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#15 posted 03-13-2014 01:14 PM

Norm, i wasn’t intending to paint the hutch. I wanted to stain it. But my daughter had a change in plans and decided she wanted it painted. Too late to turn back now. Only the faceframe was oak. The cabinet was made from 3/4” oak plywood.

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