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Project by David posted 02-27-2009 11:39 PM 5178 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was a commission for The Clearwater Gallery in Sisters, Oregon.
It was built with wild Oregon cherry I purchased from Hardwood Components, Inc . . . a local family run hardwood mill that specializes in native Oregon hardwoods. After getting some rough dimensions from the gallery, I worked out the design for the project over several evening using SketchUp. I used my vacuum press to veneer the bottom of the shelf with rift sawn cherry and to press the carpet covered shelf insert.

Finish schedule was two coats 1/2# clear shellac to minimize blotching followed by a single coat of 1# amber shellac and 6 coats of wet sanded Original Formula Waterlox. A final buffing with two coats of clear wax finished off the project.


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#1 posted 02-28-2009 12:30 AM

David the colors of the cherry fit in great in the store. A nice job and it looks like it’s easy to use.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 02-28-2009 12:39 AM

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#3 posted 02-28-2009 01:56 AM

Very nice execution Dave. I can tell you have plans for this one as it has all the earmarks of a good design and carefully thought.


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#4 posted 02-28-2009 02:10 AM

Very nice! It looks great. It really shows of the prints well.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 02-28-2009 04:09 AM

Great design and finish.

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#6 posted 02-28-2009 05:43 AM

Great Job

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#7 posted 02-28-2009 08:07 AM

Looks like it works!! :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 02-28-2009 01:55 PM

good job … it looks great

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#9 posted 02-28-2009 02:58 PM

art in art.

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#10 posted 02-28-2009 04:35 PM

Very cool. Nicely done. May have to borrow this idea in the future for work.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#11 posted 03-01-2009 04:57 PM

This came out nice. Perfect size for the space.

Did I see pocket screws in a different picture? How did you attach the slats?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#12 posted 03-01-2009 08:22 PM

John -

Leave it to the discerning eye of a teacher . . . LOL!

I used a Kreg Jig & pocket screws for the mock-up but used loose tenon joinery for the final version. Either approach would work. I just prefer to hide pocket screws whenever possible.



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