Mahogany Armoire

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Project by daveintexas posted 07-22-2008 04:25 AM 3333 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is one of two armoires I have been working on. This one is built using mahogany, to match some other furniture in the room. It was built in two sections. The lower part with the 4 drawers, and then the upper part with pocket doors and tv slideout.
I tried to match the grain on the bottom drawers so that it flowed. And bookmatched the veneered panels in the pocket doors. And I tried to align the grain on the sides so as to appear continious.
The finish is a 3 part mix of tung oil, poly and mineral spiits, applied 3 coats.
The first picture is in the shop ready for delivery. The next two are at the clients home, with the hardware installed. Thanks for looking and questions and comments are welcome.

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#1 posted 07-22-2008 04:38 AM

That is an absoutley beautiful piece!!! I like the bookmatched grain on the doors. Great woork!

-- Steve-o

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#2 posted 07-22-2008 04:40 AM

Wow, great looking armoire Dave! I love the contrasting mahogany grain between the panels and frames. You did a fantastic job, I’m sure your client loves it.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#3 posted 07-22-2008 04:44 AM

That is beautiful!

-- John

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#4 posted 07-22-2008 04:46 AM

That is a great looking piece! Mahogany is my favorite wood to work with.

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

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matt garcia

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#5 posted 07-22-2008 04:53 AM

Thats great Dave!! It’s awesome!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 07-22-2008 05:00 AM

Great looking armoire, the wood if beautiful. you did a great build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 07-22-2008 05:10 AM

Gorgeous project! I really like your attention to detail matching up the wood grain. It flows well. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 07-22-2008 05:21 AM

Very nice piece,sure clients are happy

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#9 posted 07-22-2008 05:56 AM

Very nice, beautiful wood

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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Phil Clark

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#10 posted 07-22-2008 06:18 AM

Nice work with grain orientation – makes a very appealing piece.

-- Legacy Woodcraft

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 07-22-2008 11:21 AM

Hi Dave;

You did a fine job on this project.

I’m sure your client is very pleased.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 07-22-2008 01:48 PM

Gorgeous wood and gorgeous project. The third picture made me chuckle. Do all of your projects come with a pre-installed priest or is that an “extra”? ;-)

-- We may never know who let the dogs out, but I'd bet anything PETA was involved.

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#13 posted 07-22-2008 02:25 PM

Great job, I like the time you took on details.

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#14 posted 07-22-2008 02:35 PM

I love that warm look on the mahogany.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#15 posted 07-22-2008 04:13 PM

I am not a big fan of mahogany, but that is a heck of a piece of furniture. Great job.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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