My very first woodworking project - a Hutch for my daughter

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Project by ammodan posted 161 days ago 1444 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 161 days ago

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 161 days ago

That is a great looking hutch. Well done.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#3 posted 161 days ago

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

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 161 days ago

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 161 days ago

Very nice. Way better than my first project.

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#6 posted 161 days ago

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

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#7 posted 161 days ago

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 161 days ago

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 161 days ago

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 161 days ago

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.

-- Norm, Connecticut

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#11 posted 161 days ago

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 161 days ago

Well done, looks great.

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#13 posted 161 days ago

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

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#14 posted 161 days ago

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 161 days ago

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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