Walnut Wardrobe

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Project by StephenSC posted 03-13-2010 02:19 AM 2383 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a wardrobe (I can’t spell armoi…whatever) I made for my wife. Started around mid November and finished on March 12. First I built the carcase, then the drawer skeleton, then the drawers, then a shelf and put all of that together in our bedroom befor starting on the doors. Except for the back panel and drawer bottoms, 100% walnut hardwood. I even had extra panels left over so made the top of raised panels. I rout both sides of the panel equally so it does not stand proud of the frame. She is so happy with it I get to start on the matching bed tomorrow. Then the end tables.

I bought about 100 board feet of the walnut at a MacBeaths that was closing in our area, then another 175 bd ft out of a garage, so I averaged about $2.50 a foot. Finished with Watco Danish Oil (dark walnut) and brushing lacquer, which I am giving up on. Too many brush marks. I will use wipe on poly for the rest of the pieces.

-- Stephen, Riverside. If it's worth building, it's worth making it real heavy.

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 02:24 AM

Beautiful and priced right!

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 02:28 AM

Great work.

Nice job on the finish. That beautiful grain really pops!

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 03-13-2010 02:33 AM

very nice work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#4 posted 03-13-2010 03:29 AM

Very nice, Steve. Can’t wait to see the cigar box.

-- "Well done is better than well said."

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#5 posted 03-13-2010 03:46 AM

Looks good Steve beautiful


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#6 posted 03-13-2010 03:49 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#7 posted 03-13-2010 04:53 AM

two thumbs up. Nice work.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#8 posted 04-24-2010 02:17 AM

you think armoire is hard—try chiffarobe

Whatever you want to call it—it is a BEAUTIFUL piece

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.

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