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Project by rentman posted 06-28-2007 02:20 PM 2749 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really like the way this came out.I made one like this in cherry so I hade some nice walnut and wanted to make this.hope you all like.

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#1 posted 06-28-2007 02:22 PM

Great night stand. Love the book matched back and love the wood grain. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 06-28-2007 02:36 PM

Looks very nice, are they handcut dovetails (pins look nice and thin)? What finish did you use?

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#3 posted 06-28-2007 03:21 PM

Beautiful wood, excellent dovetails. Wonderful piece of furniture.

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#4 posted 06-28-2007 03:31 PM

it is beautiful!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 06-28-2007 03:56 PM

Can you talk about the joinery, rentman? It is a beautiful piece.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 06-28-2007 04:06 PM

yes they are hand cut donetails,I sold my leigh jig so I would not be lazy and use it.I love doing hand work it just a nice time in the shop to cut all the tools off and open up the hand tool cabinet.the finnish is as follows
one coat lenseed oil,4 coats of 1/3 poly 1/3 lenseed 1/3 tung oil mixed.then 1coat of 2/3 poly 1/3 thinner then rub it out with 4o steel whol and a coat of takes about 4 days to do(only because of drying time)
thanks all of you

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#7 posted 06-28-2007 04:35 PM

Beautiful piece and gorgeous wood. Those dovetails look awesome too!

What joinery methods did you use on everything else? (Dowels / mortise & tenon / biscuits, etc.)

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#8 posted 06-28-2007 04:55 PM

I bow before your dovetails, rentman! Beuatiful piece.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 06-28-2007 05:53 PM

Beautiful piece Rentman. Nice design, gorgeus grain and beautiful joinery.

-- Bob

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#10 posted 06-28-2007 05:53 PM

wow….just amazing…great job…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 06-28-2007 06:01 PM

Wow! That is stunning! Very nice work and obvious craftsmanship, this will be an heirloom for generations!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#12 posted 06-28-2007 07:43 PM

Thanks for posting. The inside back panel of your project is just as nice as the rest of it. The dovetails are beautiful.

-- John

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#13 posted 06-29-2007 02:54 AM

Hi Phil;
—-truly this is a stunning piece of ‘wood art’!

And you are to be complimented for your handwork here with the dovetail joinery….and then a great choice of finish. What a wonderful piece of furniture to be passed on….and I love the attention to detail, inside and out….

Thanks for sharing this one with us.

-- --frank, NH,

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#14 posted 06-29-2007 04:19 AM

Fantastic looking. I love those drawer faces!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#15 posted 06-29-2007 05:47 AM

Wow,, everyone said it. Most Excellent.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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