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Forum topic by therookie posted 04-08-2011 03:49 AM 776 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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therookie

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04-08-2011 03:49 AM

If you have read some of the items on my bucket list, you will see that I want to build a Queen ann highboy and spice chest along with a bombe chest. So I was wondering if anyone could tell me a rough estimate for the amount of wood needed for each project. I would like the total in a BDFT number if it is not to much to ask. I will be using mahogony for all of them. Thanks

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cabmaker

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#1 posted 04-08-2011 04:01 AM

Thats a little tough without a desighn in hand. Primary woods, secondary woods, any ply involved? Dont know your experiance, waste factors. Kinda like asking how much fertilizer to cover my yard ! Good luck and note: The best way to learn is to figure these things out.

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RGtools

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#2 posted 04-08-2011 04:05 AM

On the Bombe it’s also going to depend on if you plan to cheat and use veneer or if you are going to go the traditional rout and carve the curves from 3 inch slabs.

What’s your plan?

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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therookie

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#3 posted 04-08-2011 04:09 AM

Rg I was going to go the traditional route and do them all from three inch slabs. and cab I dont have plans because I dont have a credit card to buy them.

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greg48

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#4 posted 04-08-2011 04:11 AM

My limited experience tells me that however much material you purchase, it will be a little less than you need regardless of what overrun percentage you come up with. Just figure on at least two trips to the yard.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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RGtools

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#5 posted 04-08-2011 04:12 AM

That’s ambitious. Take the board foot from a similar sized cabinet and times it by about 4. Good luck, that’s also on my bucket list.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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