Floating dressoir.

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Project by Obi1 posted 07-12-2009 11:06 PM 1394 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been visiting this site for two years now, and have found it both interesting, and inspiring.
But this is the first project I’ve posted.

This is my graduation-project from my evening-course furniture making.

The project was furst concepted as a piece of furniture for our bathroom. There should have been two washing-bowls on top of it, but when I furst mounted the doors and the top, I found it to be too beautifull to have it hidden in the bathroom.

So, the bathroom piece transformed into a floating dressoir :-).

But first, some history behind it.

I started the course 3 years ago. My love for woorworking has grown since.
About the same time, my mum baught some scrap wood for her wood furnace. It seemed to me to be hardwood. Some investigating reveiled that it was Wengé (the first time I had heard about it). When after that, I heard from my mum that the person she baught it from, had a hard time cutting it in pieces, my reflex was: ‘get me some, and not cut into pieces please…’

I got the delivery, and, indeed, saw that it was all kinds of harwood, scrap from some woodworking firm.
Most was Wengé, and I made my design according to the wood I had.

I’m really glad with it, even if it’s not perfectly made, it’s made with love.

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#1 posted 07-12-2009 11:14 PM

congratulations , nice dresser !
and completing school ?
and welcome to the shop floor !
i bet you saved a lot of money ,
not putting legs on it !:-)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-12-2009 11:20 PM

Hey Obi1
Cool dresser I like the floating part I’m guessing it’s held up by (THE FORCE) well done
and may the force be with you!


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#3 posted 07-12-2009 11:20 PM

Yep, I’ve completed the course. But just entered for an additional one.
Next to the scrap wood, I had to buy 1 extra piece of Wengé, which cost me about 220 dollar.
And that was it!

Since it seems to float in the air by itself, legs will have to wait ;-).

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