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Project by leec posted 02-09-2018 08:45 PM 2394 views 18 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it took me about a year and a half, but I finally finished the dresser and mirror to match the night stands that I built previously. As, with the night stands, they’re maple and walnut, and they’re all assembled using floating tenons – which I’m finding a lot easier than integral tenons. Everything is finished with 5 coats of wipe-on poly.

Now, I’ve got to design and build a bed to complete the set. Any good ideas for a CA king platform frame with storage drawers? Nothing I’ve come up with so far says “Ahah!”.

-- Lee, Framingham, MA





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franktha4th

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#1 posted 02-09-2018 09:30 PM

WOW! Top notch Lee! truly amazing work!

-- Frank, Washington State, https://www.youtube.com/user/franktha4th

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#2 posted 02-09-2018 09:34 PM

Looks like a high quality work of art. Very very nice.

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#3 posted 02-09-2018 10:32 PM

That is amazing…....one of the best builds I’ve seen anywhere…..

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 02-09-2018 10:46 PM

That is a gorgeous piece of work! Congratulations on finishing it and being so successful with it!

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#5 posted 02-10-2018 12:17 AM

Beautiful work looks great

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#6 posted 02-10-2018 12:18 AM

Beautiful dresser—I like the look of it, and the contrasting woods you used!

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

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oldrivers

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#7 posted 02-10-2018 12:26 AM

Beautiful, I like the design and the wood combination, great workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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cracknpop

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#8 posted 02-10-2018 01:13 AM

Beautiful design. Great job. Looking forward to what you do with the bed frame.

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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pottz

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#9 posted 02-10-2018 01:41 AM

all of the above and beyond.hey it took awhile but man it was worth the time spent.your design is gorgeous and the wood combo is a classic match that always works.as far as the bed why are you sweeting it,take your dresser design and morph that into your bed and you’ve got a mind blowing bedroom bro.hey if you don’t I might!!! top notch all the way my friend,cant say enough-peace out.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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BB1

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#10 posted 02-10-2018 02:34 AM

Looks really elegant. Love the combination of maple and walnut. The jewelry box is a great addition.

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#11 posted 02-10-2018 02:39 AM

Beautiful piece of work. A real masterpiece!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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daiku_padawan

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#12 posted 02-10-2018 04:06 AM

They’re beautiful. I really like how you did the walnut on the dresser. The curves really makes this interesting along with the wood choice.

-- ~Daniel

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BurlyBob

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#13 posted 02-10-2018 04:16 AM

What amazing attention to detail and workmanship. You should be very proud of you skill. I really appreciate that Asian influence in your design. It’s very attractive and I am not a big fan of it. Yours is really nice.

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#14 posted 02-10-2018 06:05 AM

Lee,

The dresser, mirror, and night stands look fabulous. What a labor of love! I agree with Pottz that you should be able to take the same basic design from your dresser and apply it to the bed. The same drawer layout of the top two rows might look good for the drawers on the sides of the bed. Maybe you could extend the walnut on the foot- and headboards to make it somewhat of a four-poster. (This isn’t on the caliber of your furniture, but it might give you an idea.)

L/W

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#15 posted 02-10-2018 07:22 AM

Very Beautiful! wonderful piece!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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