Bedroom Set #3: Finally after changing my mind 3 times!

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Blog entry by sandhill posted 11-04-2010 10:28 PM 1773 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Side panels allmost ready for assembly Part 3 of Bedroom Set series Part 4: Last stages og the night stands »

First it was CHERRY panels then it was Quilted MAKORE. That did not work because of the color variations from brown to Pink to red and missing quilt pattern in some boards. Not very nice.

So I went back to cherry then someone (No longer here) offered me some Vernier which I accepted but it was brittle and old and I was not sure if it was going to crack when I applied it, I did loose the first 2 sheets so I went back and started looking at the cherry. After having my heart set on the Quilted Makore it was not something I wanted to do so I figured finish the remaining Vernier and see what happened. Well I am please, elated even that it worked I refit the panels in the rails & stiles, sanded to 150 then gave them the first coat of Arm-R-seal today and here they are.

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#1 posted 11-04-2010 10:35 PM



That’s just amazingly beautiful.

Didn’t I see a show on Makore—they were digging up ancient felled trees, and selling them ? Looked terrific !

Yeah: we live in a tough time, for woodworking: so many great species, and so many great tools !

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 11-04-2010 10:47 PM

I discovered it a few years ago and bought this after falling in love with it and was disappointed when cut into it and it was what you see in the first Photo. It comes from West Africa. NOT CHEEP! I like the Vernier better, it looks as though you could sky on the hills and valleys.

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#3 posted 11-04-2010 11:34 PM

Those look awesome. I’m using some veneer on some of the Christmas presents I’m making so I can try some exotic species. Hopefully they turn out good too.

-- Matt -

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#4 posted 11-06-2010 09:14 PM

Crisis! The temperature went down to 50 and 29% Humidity last night which caused cupping in a number of boards including the side panels that were milled and sanded to finish sizes. One is cupped 3/16 in the center of a 15” glued up board that goes into a pair of dado’s at the bottom of the night stands. ? Warm water and clamps ? I hope it works, I’ll give it a few days to settle down before I try.

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