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Another 'can you just' job for my step daughter. I did this in November & December 2003 & it's still my pride and joy as well as hers. I still get so much pleasure from seeing this every time we visit. She was shocked to think I was going to make her dresser from rough old chunks of tree rather than smooth boards (see picture #2). I still clearly remember my moment of realisation, after finally assembly and polishing in her kitchen, that I'd actually made it. Up to that point it had just been a whole series of little details and problems, and suddenly I saw the whole. Picture #3 shows the base in my 'compact' workshop.

Here is the rest of the kitchen, the yew Windsor chair and the butcher block

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That's really a wonderful piece, Stewart. To think it came from that pile of boards on the trailer!

By that way….that is a real shop you've got there…. not one of these pristine 3,000 sq. ft. warehouses some of these fellows around here try to pass off as a woodshop! :)
 

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It always amazes me how some piles of rough wood can turn into something beautiful. I'm sure your step daughter was very pleased with the final results. I like how you used the burl wood for the raised panels and the quartersawn for everything else.

You do look quite cramped in your workshop. Could you walk around the workpiece while it was under assembly?
 

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Thanks Charlie. A couple more square yards wouldn't go amiss though!
 

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IowaWoodcrafter - Only just! I was fine so long as I stayed off the dumplings! <grin>
 

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That is a beautiful Job. There is no better feeling than taking a crude pile of wood without form. And to create a beautiful and useful hutch, that will last for many years to come. wonderful job. Looks as tho that may become a family heirloom
 

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Stewart, that piece is most excellent, almost heinous!
Some beautiful quarter cut pieces there. Congarts, you should be very proud.

Regards,

Rob
 

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Wow, very cool. I love the tree shot, and I'm amazed how small your shop is!
 

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Actually reading the workshop description I see it's 9×20. Definitely tight, and about the same size as the shop I started off in. Now I have a huge 14×18' shop to play in :)
 

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Very nice Mr. Stewart, lovely wood and great job of putting it all together.I would bet you made that very nice Windsor Chair setting next to the hutch, heh, Mr. Stewart. mike
 

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That is a beautiful piece of furniture.
 

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I really like the pattern on the lower doors. I'm also amazed at your ability to get that together in your shop. You appear to have made use of every inch.
 

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dang. that is SWEET. I'd love my kitchen to look like that.
What did your stepdaughter say when she saw that rough boards = beauty? :)
 

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I call these my "Me and my big mouth," jobs. Excellent, Stewart!
 
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