Oak Armoire

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Project by Don Tikander posted 05-08-2013 11:30 AM 1421 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a solid oak Armoire I made for my best friend. I’m 62 and we met on the first day of school in the first grade!!!. LOL.

Now I have to decide what color to finish it. I think maybe Minwax Golden Oak.

Being that he is my oldest and best friend this build will be “Pro-Grata”.

-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.

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#1 posted 05-08-2013 12:04 PM

Wonderful work on this chest. I love the dentil molding, it really sets it off.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 05-08-2013 02:02 PM

This is really a nice oiece. I love the overall design. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 05-08-2013 02:52 PM

looks great!
thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 03:57 PM

Beautiful… Sure you friend will love it… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#5 posted 05-08-2013 06:07 PM

A very nice build, a beautiful piece of furniture. I’m sure your best buddy I’ll like and enjoy this. The Pro-Grata builds are the most satisfying to make.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 05-08-2013 11:28 PM

great job! – i love the details
i stained a floating oak mantle piece black once and it looked modern and sharp but in this case you will want to show off the fine craftsmanship and details
I would definitely explore other finishes though on scraps and compare or check out what the rest of the furniture is like where it is going? It might be nice to compliment or make it fit it’s new home!
thanks for sharing!

-- Greg Simon

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#7 posted 05-08-2013 11:55 PM

Very nice, I like the drawers on the bottom, and the top molding. Maybe check with your friend for the color.

-- Eugenie Woodcraft

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#8 posted 05-09-2013 03:31 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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