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Offline derekcohen

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Re: Harlequin side table
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2019, 01:24 PM »
FINAL PICTURES

We are done building the side table. Here are pictures (taken with my iPhone6).

The case is Hard Maple from the USA. The drawer fronts are Black Walnut, figured Hard Maple, and pink Jarrah (hence the name, Harlequin). The drawer sides are quartersawn Tasmanian Oak, and the drawer bottoms/slips were made from Tasmanian Blue Gum.

Finish was, initially, two coats of dewaxed UBeaut Hard White Shellac (the very faint amber adds a little warmth), followed by three coats of General Finishes water-based poly (this remains clear - does not yellow the maple - and appears to have some UV protection. It is hard wearing, which is necessary for a side table).

The build features mitred, rounded dovetails and bow front and back. Eight drawers featuring compound dovetailing to match the bow front. Drawers are traditional half-blind dovetails at the front and through dovetails at the rear, with drawer bottoms into slips.

About 2 months to build, mainly on weekends.









Here is the rear of the table (which will be seen through the windows, which run floor-to-ceiling along the family room ...



The pulls were shaped from what-I-believe-to-be-some-type-of Ebony ...



The obligatory dovetails ...



Do you think that anyone will notice that the drawer bottoms run sequentially? :)



And this one is for Bill, who was concerned that the chamfers at the end of the drawers (to ease entry into the case) might impair their extension ...



A last look ...



Thursday morning I haul the table to the Perth Wood Show for the annual furniture competition. Wish me luck.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Harlequin side table
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2019, 02:05 PM »
It looks amazing Derek, you must be so pleased with the end result.
I wish you the very best of luck but, I don’t think luck will come into it if the judges know their stuff.  [thumbs up]

Offline jdm5

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Re: Harlequin side table
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2019, 04:11 PM »
Absolutely amazing!  You should be incredibly proud!
Drank the green Kool-Aid...gave up counting long ago.

Offline neilc

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Re: Harlequin side table
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2019, 10:04 PM »
You set the bar for design and execution.  It's really a great piece. 

A style I'd call Derekonian Modern!

Good luck in the competition and thank you for sharing the entire build -

neil

Offline RKA

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Re: Harlequin side table
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2019, 10:54 PM »
Beautiful!  Thanks for taking us along for the ride. 
-Raj

Re: Harlequin side table
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2019, 07:44 AM »
Excellent Piece Derek!!

Offline waho6o9

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Re: Harlequin side table
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2019, 12:11 PM »
Fascinating work Derek thank you for sharing, it is appreciated. 

Best of luck in the competition!