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A repeat client came to me with a magazine image of an armoire and asked for a similar piece - designed and sized to fit a specific space at the front entry of the client's 100+ year old home (for those of you on the East coast, 100 years old is a really old house in Idaho!). Construction is of quartersawn white oak and quartersawn white oak ply. The stylized peacock feather design was selected by the client and hand-painted on the larger door panels. The glass was cut and leaded by a local glass artisan.

Is there any better compliment than a repeat client?

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Very nice and it is nice to have repeat customers
 

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Nice period piece. I love arts and crafts. Did you fume it? How did you find hanging those really tall doors?

Peacock is not one of your keywords :)

Steve
 

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Very,very nice work. Repeat clients means your doing something real good!!
White oak is one of my favorite woods to work with.
 

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Beautiful cabinet!
 

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Beautiful!
 

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Thanks for all the positive comments!
Steve - I didn't fume this … I considered it for about two seconds! I used a sanding sealer to keep the deeper grain from getting a lot darker than the surface, then applied an off-the-shelf stain. The top coats are hand-rubbed wax (almost three pounds of it!) with additional stain between a couple of the early coats to darken some of the nooks and crannies. Actually, the doors weren't too bad to hang. I cut the hinge mortises in the face-frames and doors before assembly so I be sure they lined up, then I used a loose hinge to mark and drill all my holes. To hang the doors, I set a box in front of the case and set the door on it with a couple of shims to get the right height.
 

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Subtle.
 

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I'm in the "I LIKE IT!" camp!
 

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Looks great. The details really make the piece.
 

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Great woodworking. Great job, thanks for sharing it with us.
 

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DANG! You do some nice work man!
 

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Simply beautiful!
 

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This is well balanced for a large piece. I like how the small lites add a special touch to the design,but also how they break up the front.They add that much needed negative space,which lightens the overall feel visually. Also,the crown molding was a good choice,not too big or fancy….it doesnt detract from the piece. Thumbs up on the wood,my favorite for furniture.

Very well done!
 

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This is very well done. Love the details and natural color.
 

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Just looked at this again. One of my favorites on the site.
 

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exellent work peter , nice design great craftsmanship
 
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