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Project by Zipsss posted 02-21-2007 06:58 PM 3262 views 18 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Curves and straight lines, walnut and maple, far east meets Crafstman style. Contradiction is my creative goal.

-- Zipsss

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#1 posted 02-21-2007 08:01 PM

clapping with excitement
I really really really like this!!!
the lines, the simplicity, the openness, the contrasts, oh yah.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 02-21-2007 08:49 PM

Zipsss you ahve a wonderful goal…this is beautiful, wonderful contrast in everyway, I love it, and hey, maple walnut, sounds llike a tastey breakfast to me…;)

-- Cheers

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#3 posted 02-21-2007 09:02 PM

Beautiful, & you didn’t have to waste any material on the siides, nice concept.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#4 posted 02-21-2007 09:04 PM

Wonderful piece! I like the design and wood choices. The contrast is beautiful. What king of finish did you use?


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#5 posted 02-21-2007 09:26 PM

Wonderful! I’ve been trying to convince my sweety that we need some shelves in this form, but unable to articulate what they might look like. I can go to her and say “like this, honey”.

With the fortunate side-effect that I’ll then have to make it like that, which will push the edges of my abilities and attention to detail.

Well done!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#6 posted 02-21-2007 09:55 PM

Very nice work. What do you store in these drawers?

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#7 posted 02-21-2007 10:07 PM

Great looking piece!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 02-21-2007 11:20 PM

Nice job

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#9 posted 02-22-2007 12:05 AM

Looks great, I would never have thought of making it with no sides. Nice contrast between the maple and walnut.

-- Mark, Norfolk, VA

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#10 posted 02-22-2007 12:07 AM

The finish is a wipe on poly that I dilute in different proportions depending on the amount of coats.

-- Zipsss

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#11 posted 02-22-2007 02:44 AM

Well it looks like you got just about everybody’s approval. Me? I’m just gonna steal your idea and call it my own. Very nice. It has a certain “Negative Space” in the side glides, with no panels. Very nice contrast with the maple/walnut. Well it looks like we got the first entry for the Summer Woodworking Awards

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#12 posted 02-22-2007 03:14 AM

very Nice .

Do you a schedule when you will be going to the DC area?

-- 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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#13 posted 02-22-2007 07:49 AM

I’ve always like this open design. Reminds me of Japanese construction. Well done, Zipsss!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#14 posted 02-22-2007 08:39 PM

I don’t know yet when I am going to DC, but probably will be in spring.

Regarding the question about “What do you store in these drawers?”, nothing yet. I don’t know if this is a personal problem or it affects a lot of woodworkers, but I have more furniture (made by me) than space in my home, and the same applies to boxes or storage furniture. Thank god for kids, becouse they get all the proyects that don’t fit in my house.

-- Zipsss

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#15 posted 03-20-2007 10:11 PM

Looks great. I like the open sides and the drawer slide detail. It makes the whole piece look very light on its feet.

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