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Making of a Custom Piece

Custom Dining Table
Heirloom Table
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Custom Sideboard      

Cherry Plank

Cherry Plank

Cherry Plank

Cherry Plank

Cherry Plank

Cherry Plank

Cherry Plank

Cherry Plank

Cherry Plank

Side Pillars/Columns

Side Pillars/Columns

Side Pillars/Columns

Side Pillars/Columns

Side Column/Pillar

Side Pillars/Columns

Side Pillars/Columns

Side Pillars/Columns

Side Column/Pillar

Side Pillars/Columns

Side Pillars/Columns

Side Pillars/Columns

Front Frame of Sideboard

Front Frame of Sideboard

Front Frame of Sideboard

Front Frame of Sideboard

Bracket Feet

Bracket Feet

Bracket Feet

Bracket Feet

Joinery

Joinery

Joinery

Joinery

Joinery

Joinery

Joinery

Joinery

Front Assembled Sideboard

Front Assembled Sideboard

Front Assembled Sideboard

Front Assembled Sideboard

Sideboard - Finished
Sideboard - Finished
Sideboard - Shelvings
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Custom Blanket Chest

Panels Mt Vernon Oak

Panels of Mount Vernon Oak

Panels of Mount Vernon Oak

Panels of Mount Vernon Oak
prior to many hours of hand cutting dovetails

Panels of Mount Vernon Oak

Panels of Mount Vernon Oak

Panels of Mount Vernon Oak

Panels of Mount Vernon Oak prior to many hours of hand cutting dovetails

Panels of Mount Vernon Oak

Panels of Mount Vernon Oak

Panels of Mount Vernon Oak

Panels of Mount Vernon Oak prior to many hours of hand cutting dovetails

Handcarved Dovetails

Handcarved Dovetails

Handcarved Dovetails

Handcarved Dovetails

Dados for Document Box

Dados for Document Box

Dados for Document Box

Dados for Document Box

Dovetails for Bracket Feet

Dovetails for Bracket Feet

Dovetails for Bracket Feet

Dovetails for Bracket Feet

Hand Planing Surface to bring out Figure in Wood

Hand Planing Surface
to bring out Figure in Wood

Hand Planing Surface
to bring out Figure in Wood

Hand Planing Surface
to bring out Figure in Wood

Document Box

Document Box
The box is glued and the document box is installed.

Document Box
The box is glued and the document box is installed.

Document Box
The box is glued and the document box is installed.

Document Box

Document Box
The box is glued and the document box is installed.

Document Box
The box is glued and the document box is installed.

Document Box
The box is glued and the document box is installed.

Document Box

Document Box
The box is glued and the document box is installed.

Document Box
The box is glued and the document box is installed.

Document Box
The box is glued and the document box is installed.

The Lid and Bread Board Ends Joinery

The Lid

The Lid

The Lid

Bread Board Ends Joinery

Bread Board Ends Joinery

Bread Board Ends Joinery

Bread Board Ends Joinery

Bottom of Chest

Here is the bottom for the chest. The panels are floating to allow for wood movement.

Here is the bottom for the chest. The panels are floating to allow for wood movement.

Here is the bottom for the chest. The panels are floating to allow for wood movement.

Bottom of Chest

There will be a layer of shiplapped aromatic cedar on top of this . This will be the layer you actually see in the bottom. Basically everything you see here gets covered up. These techniques are necessary to make the chest structurally sound and last.

There will be a layer of shiplapped aromatic cedar on top of this . This will be the layer you actually see in the bottom. Basically everything you see here gets covered up. These techniques are necessary to make the chest structurally sound and last.

There will be a layer of shiplapped aromatic cedar on top of this . This will be the layer you actually see in the bottom. Basically everything you see here gets covered up. These techniques are necessary to make the chest structurally sound and last.

Lid Prior to Glued

Here is the chest lid prior to glue up. The center tenon is the only place it gets glued. The two outside tenons just get pinned.

Here is the chest lid prior to glue up. The center tenon is the only place it gets glued. The two outside tenons just get pinned.

Here is the chest lid prior to glue up. The center tenon is the only place it gets glued. The two outside tenons just get pinned.

Lid Glued

The holes in the lid portion are also elongated to allow for seasonal wood movement. If this is not done properly, the lid will eventually split.

The holes in the lid portion are also elongated to allow for seasonal wood movement. If this is not done properly, the lid will eventually split.

The holes in the lid portion are also elongated to allow for seasonal wood movement. If this is not done properly, the lid will eventually split.

Assembled Chest

Partially Assembled Chest

Partially Assembled Chest

Partially Assembled Chest

Finished Chest

Here is the finished chest minus hardware & the cedar bottom. The cedar goes in at the very end to make sure no finishes gets on it. The finishing procedure will use a combination of shellac, glazing, and oil to build a finish that will bring out the beauty of the oak.

Here is the finished chest minus hardware & the cedar bottom. The cedar goes in at the very end to make sure no finishes gets on it. The finishing procedure will use a combination of shellac, glazing, and oil to build a finish that will bring out the beauty of the oak.

Here is the finished chest minus hardware & the cedar bottom. The cedar goes in at the very end to make sure no finishes gets on it. The finishing procedure will use a combination of shellac, glazing, and oil to build a finish that will bring out the beauty of the oak.

The finishing procedure will use a combination of shellac, glazing, and oil to build a finish that will bring out the beauty of the oak.

The finishing procedure will use a combination of shellac, glazing, and oil to build a finish that will bring out the beauty of the oak.

Finished Chest
Finished Chest
Finished Chest
Chest after tuna oil

The chest after a coat of tung oil.

The chest after a coat of tung oil.

The chest after a coat of tung oil.

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