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Project by JayG46 posted 09-03-2014 09:07 AM 2143 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another project that I recently completed for the golf course I work at (and is currently my best client for my woodworking business). Like the a few of the other things I’ve built for them, it’s made from teak and cypress. Since we are in South Florida and have many cypress trees on the course, the combination of woods seems appropriate and looks pretty nice to boot. The accents are wenge.

I made the drawers out of solid cypress with mitered corners reinforced by dovetail splines. The drawer bottoms are Azek plastic left over from the ice chest build which I felt was appropriate since it was stable and impermeable to moisture. The pulls are style that I’ve been working on for a while that allows for some creativity and originality. I shaped these on the belt sand a bit as well to give them a more angular, faceted look.

The top is comprised of multiple narrow pieces, but they are all book matched from the middle out. It has drawbored breadboard ends with wenge pegs.

Primarily, this is going to be outside during the day, but I put casters on the bottom so that we could bring it in at night.

The finish is a base coat of RAKA epoxy with multiple thinned top coats of Epifanes dull rubbed marine varnish. Epifanes is expensive ($40 a liter on amazon) but it goes a really long way if you thin in about 50/50 with naptha. This is my new go to finish for outdoor stuff. The only tough part is waiting for the epoxy to dry overnight but once that is complete, the coats of varnish dry quickly and look really nice.

Thanks for checking it out.

-- Jay Gargiulo, Naples, FL "Once you understand the way broadly, you can see it in all things."- Miyamoto Musashi

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#1 posted 09-03-2014 12:42 PM

That is beautiful!

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#2 posted 09-03-2014 01:12 PM

Awesome ! Great finish, nice woodgrain and lovely color contrast. A winner ! Congrats.



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#3 posted 09-03-2014 06:58 PM

Sweet, i really dig the contrasting tones

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#4 posted 09-03-2014 09:02 PM

Love the contrasting of the woods. Great job

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