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Offline Acrobat

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My xmas gift project - A Pedestal
« on: December 17, 2013, 09:52 PM »
Hi I usually forget to take pics of whatever I'm working on, but after looking through this site remembered in time for this xmas gift project.
I got the plans from a Woodsmith magazine. It's essentially a tall standing box with a secret door opening to have small shelves for CD's or anything else that'll fit I guess. The missus mentioned she wanted a pedestal so I found the plans from a magazine. Fully detailed plans. Easy to build and as usual, wish I had made at least two, the first one is usually a learning curve for me, but I'm happy enough with it. It's simply made from pine as thats the cheapest I can source and available everywhere here. Since its not a dark colour I stained it, not really happy with the colour but its better than pine and will go better with her other household furniture.
Routed walls, a pin (nail) was used for the hinge and a magnet on the inside of the door so when closed, hard to tell it can even open. Sorry about the low quality pics, the old iPod was all I had to hand.
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Offline rizzoa13

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Re: My xmas gift project - A Pedestal
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 08:53 PM »
Cool gift I won't lie though I'm more interested in your floors  [eek]. Pretty slick looking what species are they?

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: My xmas gift project - A Pedestal
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 09:36 PM »
Floor looks like hickory.

Nice job on the gift.

Tom

Offline Acrobat

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Re: My xmas gift project - A Pedestal
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 07:20 PM »
Thank guys,
Sorry but the floors are Rimu. (pronounce re-mooh). A New Zealand native. A lovely reddy timber. A lot of old houses and farmers and workmen's baches/bungalows were made from local natives, like Kauri or Rimu in the 1930's and 40's here.  Over the years it dries out and goes so solid its like rock. Couldn't even put a nail into the studs without them bending. Recycled Rimu or another favourite here is swamp kauri, which  nowadays is very expensive as its rather hard to get and the native forests were replaced by quick growing pine plantations. I got the place in poor condition and been renovating it for about 10 years now. [smile]

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Offline rizzoa13

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Re: My xmas gift project - A Pedestal
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013, 08:20 PM »
The amazing wood species you guys in New Zealand and Australia have access to isn't even fair.  [crying]