Hurricane Harvey replacement

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Project by tbone posted 01-27-2019 05:26 AM 1208 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Starting to re-build a family condo down in Port Aransas after Harvey blew through there and destroyed everything. I’m hoping to build some pieces that will be a little longer lasting than most of the ‘big store-bought’ furniture that will be furnishing other condos in the area. This is the first of it—a couple of bedside tables made of pecan/hickory. That drawer pull is walnut. I like the look of the open sides so we can see the ‘mechanics’ of the drawers. I’ve also seen what the coastal environment does to metal, so I have limited it to the tabletop fasteners. All of the joinery is half-lap, mortise and tenon, and dovetails. The pecan is tough, but I think the wildness of the grain can be beautiful. I have used a small amount of dye on the legs to blend in some sapwood that could not be avoided. There’s no stain—only General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. My goal is to complete two dressers to match, 4 headboards, and maybe a coffee table by the time we re-open sometime in early 2020.

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#1 posted 01-27-2019 06:00 AM

Looks good. Good luck with the rebuild. Use to fish out of Port A years ago. Good times.


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#2 posted 01-27-2019 06:34 PM

I like the open sides!!!

Nice looking night stand/table.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#3 posted 01-27-2019 08:04 PM

Clean lines. Love it.

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#4 posted 02-01-2019 03:14 PM

Beautiful job. Really like it.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott in Texas

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