Dressing Table and Stool

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Project by Peter Alkema posted 03-18-2018 10:06 PM 916 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas holiday project finally finished – and just in time for my daughter’s birthday!! Design is a “New England” dressing table with some modifications and still need to make / get the right mirror. Struggled with the copy attachment on my new lathe but eventually after much frustration I got the hang of it.

Also doubt I will make flush drawer fronts again, I think the false fronts are likely to be much easier! Also did some upholstery on the stool which was my first attempt. Really enjoyed this project and my daughter is super thrilled – I think my other 2 daughters might be keen on the next versions :-)

-- Just published my first book - Woodworking for Everyone -

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#1 posted 03-19-2018 01:49 AM

That is a nice looking project. Lots of details that really make it unique.

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

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#2 posted 03-19-2018 12:34 PM

Beautiful classic pieces of furniture. I like that white colour on it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-19-2018 01:43 PM

You did and excellent job!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 03-19-2018 02:10 PM

I really like this set. Good Design and Fabrication!

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#5 posted 03-19-2018 07:11 PM

These pieces are such a nice pair and show a lot of outstanding quality.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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