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    Buffet/bookcase finally finished

    Seems like I've been working on this forever, but its finally done.

    LOML wanted a piece of furniture that would store cookbooks, hiding the really ugly ones, and provide a place to keep a hot casserole or two next to the dining table I built last summer. It had to have the same finish the table did.

    Since it was in our New Mexico faux-adobe style house, I wanted to work in some local detail. The frame and panel door is filled with salt-cedar twigs. The top panel is arched to echo the arched nicho that is above the piece.

    All the wood is walnut. The carcass is joined with dovetails. Back is tongue and groove. The top is tile framed with wood. The trim is homemade. The finish is yellow dye, burnt amber glaze, red mahogany glaze, several washcoats of shellac between finishes, and Behlen's rock hard varnish.

    Thanks to Jay Knoll for tips on installing knife hinges!
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    pretty piece jesse!
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    That's beautimus, Jesse. Excellent job on all counts.
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    That is certainly a great project. It will serve its intended purpose for generations.
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    Very nice Jesse. Do you hand cut your dovetails?
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    Jesse,

    That's beautiful--and I look forward to seeing it in person soon!

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    Looks great Jesse, how does the boss like it

    LOVE that walnut!
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    nice job jesse. how long does a finish like that take. seems like alot of steps with beautiful results..

    chris

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    That piece is absolutely perfect for that spot and fits the decor to a T. It looks like that it was designed and built just for that purpose-------I wonder why. A #1 job Jesse.

    Feels good to do a perfect job on an important project, doesn't it?

    Allen

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    Jesse

    That is a great piece!

    Jay

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