Simple Pine Armoire

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 04-06-2012 07:27 PM 1453 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of those “simple” projects I bid. Nothing fancy, they just wanted an entertainment Armoire with 3 drawers. Kind of rustic.

Easy right? Turned nightmare quickly after assembly started. Keeping this thing square & straight proved to be a challenge. A couple parts including all 3 drawers were remade.

One of those after-the-fact if I made minimum wage on it I would consider it a moral victory.

Thanks for looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 04-06-2012 07:33 PM

Reminds me of an old pie rac

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

#2 posted 04-06-2012 08:47 PM

NIce piece

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#3 posted 04-06-2012 09:51 PM

Nice :)

I need to start work on something like this. My closets aren’t deep enough to hold normal sized hangers.

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#4 posted 04-07-2012 12:07 AM

Nice job. I like the finish a lot. I have struggled staining pine, do you mind sharing any secrets, and your technique and finish on this piece?


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#5 posted 04-07-2012 01:51 AM

Looks good! One of those Where the )*&^^%! did I screw up. Remember making a lot of sides for cat houses, measured everything, thought I did well until assembly and as I started screwing everything together I found out how out of square I was. fortunately my cats were happy with the other features and winter warmth!

Isn’t pine the most difficult wood to work with anyway?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 04-07-2012 01:58 AM

For most it is thought pine is easy to work with. If you really want it to look nice you have to put a lot of work in to it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 04-07-2012 04:32 PM

I like the look of it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 04-07-2012 05:13 PM

Yep! finally have a piece from 1945 that my dad collected from shipping crates air dried. :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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