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Project by douglbe posted 08-06-2007 03:48 AM 2104 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my first major project and it took me about 3 months to complete as my spare time is usually on the weekends. I started with rough sawn Red Oak, so all material had to be milled. This certainly reduced the price of the lumber and the first time I used my new 13” Ridgid planer (In my book, a fantastic machine). I had ideas from pictures and tried to keep the disign simple as I had not worked on a project this extensive before. It took time and patience (boy, this can be difficult), but I got through it and I am proud of what I ended up with. I used some techniques I have never used before, learned a lot, and had alot of fun.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#1 posted 08-06-2007 03:52 AM

Great stand.

Also, good to see another rigid planer fan. There was a long running post on which planer to buy and Tom eventually bought a Rigid. I belive he was equally happy.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 08-06-2007 04:10 AM

Congratulations! It looks great. The first one is the hardest.

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#3 posted 08-06-2007 04:49 AM

If you’ve seen the blog I am doing on the same kind of project you’ll understand when I say “I completely understand and admire your work”. Congratulations on a finished project!

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#4 posted 08-06-2007 06:14 AM

nice clean job … pat yourself on-the-back

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 08-06-2007 03:21 PM

what a wonderful job!! It looks really good.

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

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#6 posted 08-06-2007 05:26 PM

Very nice. I like the simple lines and the patience definitely shows.

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#7 posted 08-06-2007 08:01 PM

Nice work, Doug. Way to hang in there and complete the job!

This was a pretty complex project for the first one you’ve ever done. And… even had to plane rough sawn lumber to build it – I’m impressed.

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

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#8 posted 08-06-2007 08:17 PM

wow…this is great…I want to build an entertainment center of similar height and length…mine would need to be a bit shorter…this turned out great—-awesome for your first large project…congrats!!! what are the dimensions and could you add some picts witht the joinery and other details…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 08-07-2007 11:20 AM

Doug, you are a natural. The project turned out superbly. That’s no slouch as a TV set either.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#10 posted 08-07-2007 05:28 PM

Thanks to all for the great comments. This is a great site and I am glad I joined, some time I’ll have time to explore it even further. But, for now this is great.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#11 posted 08-16-2007 11:22 PM

Nice lines! I made something similar for my parents in my projects page. I quite like it!

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

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