Building a Houseful of Furniture #2: Kitchen and Family Room

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Blog entry by DustyMark posted 03-23-2013 01:20 AM 2449 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Watch this video that gives a quick tour of the furniture I’ve built for my kitchen and family room. The rooms share an open space and this video shows the placement of the furniture in both areas.

This table and chair set was a major project completed in two phases. The first phase included the first four chairs and the table. I completed the first chair in Jan 93 and the fourth in Oct 93. The table was completed in Nov 93. The second phase was the fifth and sixth chairs completed in Sep 94. The current plan is to give this set to my daughter after I build a set of Eastward chairs and a similar table with a sturdier base for myself.

The stool introduced me to dovetail joinery. It’s seen a lot of hard use for the past 27 years.

The bar stools work well as a bridge between the kitchen and the family room. Guests naturally sit in them while we are still working the kitchen. They are light and comfortable.

The end table is a Woodsmith design. The drawers hold a lot and are quite functional.

The end table inspired me to design this coffee table. They share many of the same design features. The generous drawer size holds remotes, magazines, and catalogs.

The end table also served as the inspiration for my design of the entertainment center. It’s a perfect size for the larger LCD and plasma screens.

The book case is a simple design using birch plywood with solid wood trim. The molding at the top adds a lot of visual interest to what would be an otherwise boring piece.

My next blog entry will take a quick video tour of the living room and dining room.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#1 posted 03-23-2013 01:31 AM

Wow! You have built a LOT of very nice furniture.

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

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#2 posted 03-24-2013 12:45 AM

Thanks. I’ve been at it a while and really enjoy woodworking.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#3 posted 03-24-2013 01:06 AM

And it shows in the quality of your work!

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

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