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Project by Myles Standridge posted 06-04-2020 11:20 PM 585 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this scalloped top lowboy in the mid 90’s and was never happy with the finish. I posted several times on here about a crack in the top and issues I had with the refinishing results I was getting. Well after several months I’m finally happy with the results. I still have to wait for the top to cure then steel wool and wax but it’s FINALLY done!I got the plans from a December 1993 copy of Woodwork magazine. I wanted something close to Mahogany so I used Sapele. This was my first attempt at anything not straight lines and doing some carving. I’m mostly happy with it but I would like the carving to be better.

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#1 posted 06-04-2020 11:24 PM

A very nice piece. Glad that you worked out the finish.

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#2 posted 06-04-2020 11:40 PM

Fabulous piece. The refinishing came out great.

-- AJ

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#3 posted 06-05-2020 12:15 AM

nice job it looks very good. For me finishing a project is the hardest part. I would saw you finally nailed it

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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#4 posted 06-05-2020 01:59 AM

Very nice to every detail, couldn’t imagine the work to get this to come together. Like the curved top which sets it apart

-- Do it with your heart in it.........keep sanding

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#5 posted 06-05-2020 02:26 AM

Nice Myles, a really pretty piece.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#6 posted 06-05-2020 06:04 AM


The finish is flawless and your workmanship looks superb. Thanks for sharing.


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#7 posted 06-05-2020 10:13 AM

Glad you refinished the piece. Now you’re pleased and so are we that we got to see it. Very nice.

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#8 posted 06-05-2020 10:39 AM

stunning piece of furniture – very interesting contrast between the drawer fronts and the carcus (in a really good way )

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 06-05-2020 12:06 PM

Beautiful Piece of furniture, building a fine piece is an investment of time with skill. Great job!

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#10 posted 06-05-2020 12:55 PM

Beautiful work.

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#11 posted 06-05-2020 01:32 PM

not my style of furniture but you did a beautiful job and the finish is perfect.beautiful work.

-- 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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#12 posted 06-05-2020 01:48 PM

That’s gorgeous.

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#13 posted 06-05-2020 05:44 PM

Myles, I am finishing up a similar piece. I can relate to the carving angst. Yours came out really well and the finish is awesome.

Well done and thanks for posting.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#14 posted 06-05-2020 07:13 PM

There were so many people on here with advice on the finish that I wanted to post the final result. I used Arm R Seal but had issues with it not leveling out properly. After I thinned it the result was thinner so it took more coats but came out level.
The carving is flat compared to what I wanted but I was trying to use one board for the drawer front to keep the grain consistent so I didn’t want to chance pushing my luck.


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#15 posted 06-05-2020 07:54 PM

Good choice Myles. I pushed a little too much and wrecked my chance for continuous grain. I had to go back to my test carving and clean up the warts.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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