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Thread: First Ever Piece of Furniture (All Neander, too)

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    First Ever Piece of Furniture (All Neander, too)

    I finally finished my first piece of bedroom furniture and my first ever real furniture project. Not a single electron was harmed while making this piece. There are definately mistakes but I learned a lot throughout the project. Pictures are attached.

    I tried to simulate a Stickley finish and am happy with the results. I have a Stickley dresser on order and I'll compare the two finishes once it comes in a few weeks.
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    Very nicely done, Matt... and very inspirational to those of us just starting to learn the ways of the Force...
    One can never have too many planes and chisels... or so I'm learning!!

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    That looks great!!!! You have handled all the surfaces very well,with no dubbing over of corners or other mistakes I can see. The dovetails look great.

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    Very very nice indeed! What's the wood? Is it oak?

    Cheers,
    Joerg

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    That's a cool looking drawer pull. How did you manage the curve on the upper leg? That's pretty steep for an edge tool. Rasp?

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    Looks great! Nice finish, too.

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    Very nice project! Where did you get the drawer pull? By the way, you can't really hurt those electrons anyway, and since there is a virtually infinite number of them you shouldn't be ashamed to use them to your own advantage where-ever possible.

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    Nice looking piece. It looks well crafted. I love white oak. It should last a couple of hundred years.
    Deane
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    Very nice work. The dovetails look great. The finish really brought out the medullary grain fleck pattern of the wood.

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    Beautiful work Matt! I really like the way your finish brings out the grain pattern in the Oak, particularly on the piece you selected for the drawer front. Congrats!

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    Very nice and a piece to be proud of for generations to come.

    jtk
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    Very nice peice indeed, especially for your first peice of real furniture. Other's, including my own, first attempts were not even close to the quality here. Just great. And love that QSWO you used on the peice, especially the drawer front.

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    you did good, the finish definitely came out nice
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    Beautiful piece of furniture!

    George,

    What do you mean by "dubbing over" the corners?

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    Nice, nice, and very nice! A fine looking piece.

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