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Project by John posted 01-10-2008 03:36 AM 2738 views 14 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started this project late in 07 and then the holidays came around. Just got around to putting the 3rd coat of Watco danish oil in med brown. When that drys I’ll put some satin poly on it to match the rest of the bedroom furniture. I’m leaning towards an oil and wax finish in future projects because I like the minimal look of just the oil. The whole thing is quartersawn white oak.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#1 posted 01-10-2008 03:41 AM

Beautiful job John. I agree, the natural finish is hard to beat.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 01-10-2008 03:45 AM

Very nice. Is the finish just the danish oil so far?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#3 posted 01-10-2008 03:51 AM

Yup just 4 coats of oil so far. I find it difficult to stay on top of the bleed out from the pores. You think you have it all and come out the next day to find glossy solidified ovals around the pores. Oh well, more rubbing out and poly should cover it up. I hope.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#4 posted 01-10-2008 04:27 AM

Nice work, I like it!

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 01-10-2008 04:45 AM

Wow. Even quartersawn on the inside of the drawers. You must have too much wood to your name.

Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 01-10-2008 05:09 AM

Fantastic job! I love the quartersawn oak!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 01-10-2008 05:29 AM


I have one 8 ft board left from the 200 bdft I bought when I went shopping for qswo. I got the bed frame, blanket chest and a night stand out of it. That last board is curly qswo and I have no idea what to do with it. It would look so out of place with plane qswo that it just sits there. Oh well.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#8 posted 01-10-2008 05:47 AM

Very nice, I love the arts and crafts style!

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#9 posted 01-10-2008 06:10 AM

Very nice, love that Tiger Stripe Oak.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#10 posted 01-10-2008 10:50 AM

Beautiful piece of furniture. How about some pictures of the rest of the set. I just love that Quarter Sawn White Oak.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#11 posted 01-10-2008 11:54 AM

Very nice job, John. I do like the design element of that flare. (Like a good landing…)

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#12 posted 01-10-2008 12:48 PM

Very nice piece of furniture. A good addition to the bedroom.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#13 posted 01-10-2008 12:52 PM

Stunning! – I am a fan of the style and the workmanship is wonderful! –very nice work “a hundred year piece”

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#14 posted 01-10-2008 06:45 PM

Great wood, great design, great craftsmanship!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 01-10-2008 08:00 PM

Great work it looks stunning.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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