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theoldfart

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03-02-2013 07:52 PM

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A friend gave some spalted maple from his farm. I’m building a set of nite stands and will be using the maple for the drawer fronts. The drawer box will be suspended within the frame about an inch below the top. I’m looking for opinions which of the following layouts looks the best. I’m sure a few folks out there in LJ land might be willing to part with some sage wisdom. So is it
drawer number !:

drawer number 2:

or drawer number 3:

Thanks in advance for the advice
Kevin

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin


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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 03-02-2013 07:57 PM

I like number 1. The design looks like a couple of woodworking clamps. I like the symmetry in number 1. Although number 3 would be nice too.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 03-02-2013 08:05 PM

Wayne,
If the drawer were in my shop I would go with # 1 as well, however SWMBO sees things in a different light so I’m leaning towards #3.
thanks
kevin

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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iminmyshop

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#3 posted 03-02-2013 08:34 PM

#3 but #1 looks pretty good. Def. not #2.

When I’ve used spalted maple, I’ve also treated it with a wood hardener so it is less likely to scratch and dent. It does impart a bit of yellowing to the color but not much. In return, this sometimes very soft and in places easily damaged but beautiful wood is a lot tougher. Any one else use wood hardener on spalted wood?

Anyway, those are some beautiful pieces you have there.

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#4 posted 03-02-2013 08:37 PM

imin…,
The wood is as hard as a rock! I assumed it would need treating but after removing the punk stuff t planed really well.
Kevin

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#5 posted 03-03-2013 01:31 AM

I agree with the pattern as presented in #3. FWIW

-- Art

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 03-03-2013 03:00 AM

I love #3. Wish it were in my shop!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 03-03-2013 03:16 AM

Kevin,

#3 would be my first choice. Awesome!

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#8 posted 03-03-2013 04:17 AM

I would go with #3 as well. Thanks for posting.

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#9 posted 03-03-2013 04:38 AM

#3!!!

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#10 posted 03-03-2013 12:09 PM

I guess the voters have given me a mandate, so # 3 it is.
Thanks for responding
Kevin

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#11 posted 03-04-2013 01:12 AM

You do realize that you need to show the finished product don’t you? :D

-- Art

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#12 posted 03-04-2013 02:26 AM

Art,
Started a blog on it.
kevin

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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#13 posted 03-04-2013 02:47 AM

Thanks, I will look for it.

-- Art

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