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    A Few Mission Pieces..

    Here a few pics of some mission/ arts and craft pieces that I have done in the past.
    Most of our furniture in our home is QSWO that is mission style.
    I have found the more furniture I build for our home, the higher my tool budget has become...
    The first two are a sofa table and a king size bed, blanket chest and night tables.

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    Coffee table with end tables in living room.

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    Morris chair and otto.

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    And one of the QSWO mailboxes I have make for my wife to give to her friends to hang in riding arenas she rides in.

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    Hope everyone is having some good shop time.


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    Last edited by Gary Zimmel; 09-17-2011 at 09:03 PM.

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    Great stuff Gary. Love the ray fleck in the QSWO. That locking 'mailbox' is a winner for public areas; I may steal that . . . er, I mean draw inspiration from that piece. Thanks for sharing your work
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    Pretty wood and prettier furniture.
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    Really nice work. The Morris chair and the sideboard are both on my to-do list!
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    Great looking pieces Gary.

    How did you get the tails on dovetails to stay natural? Prefinish them, then assemble?
    Darren

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    Those are sure great looking pieces Gary. The wood is beautiful as well.
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    Very nice work Gary. I have made a few pieces of Arts and Crafts furniture and would like make many more. Your work serves as an inspiration!
    Cheers, Frank

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    Thanks guys.
    Darren the sides of the drawers were left natural. The white oak darkens even with a little poly on it. If you look at the drawers in person the sides of the oak are a little lighter than the stained fronts.
    Hard thing about this was staining the fronts and not having it bleed on to the sides... If I remember I put a coat of poly on the sides first to seal the wood.

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    gotta tell ya sir, I really admire the pieces you build.

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    great stuff gary and what did you do to get that color on those pieces? and that is some fantastic qtr sawn you cut it or just got a great source for some
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