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Project by AKSteve posted 07-26-2016 04:49 AM 1001 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last winters project, I have a ton of pictures but did not load them up, mostly from the initial build. I did not use any drawings for this project and this was the first time I have built such a complicated project, I am pretty pleased with the outcome even though I know there are a ton of mistakes in it I have it in my house and I use it for it’s purpose and I love, I did the carving on the door knob, it’s supposed to be a Raven in the Tlinglit (pronounced Klinkit) style of carving, it’s a little rough but not too bad. I used and antique armoire from the 1920’s to fashion the styling along with simple design lines and a little Asian influence thrown in. the main frame in front is Mahogany and the panels are cherry, the secondary woods are fir and pine, thanks for looking!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#1 posted 07-26-2016 09:25 AM

I like “different” things and this is unique/different than most of what I see the styling. congrats on this & enjoy it for years in your home.

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#2 posted 07-26-2016 04:39 PM

Can u post a picture of your carving detail?? The whole thing looks awesome. What does it get used for?

-- Pete

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#3 posted 07-26-2016 06:47 PM

PPK okay I will just don’t laugh too hard. I store linens in there right now, but I am going to use it in My Cabin in Seldovia when I retire to store clothes.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#4 posted 07-26-2016 07:13 PM

Thanks AKSteve. I learned some history today, I went and looked it up. You did a right fine job, I’d never laugh at anyones’ projects. Everyone’s at a different point, and most of us probably couldn’t make it look as nice as you did anyway! The red color makes it stand out nice. I used to do a gair amount of leather carving and used dye to color in the carvings. Is that what you did here?

-- Pete

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#5 posted 07-26-2016 07:15 PM

Looks very convenient

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 07-27-2016 12:30 AM

Great looking armoire! I like the Art Deco/Asian look of it; and that carving came out great!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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