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    Dresser

    Built a dresser to go along with the crib. I started out buying some "Brazilian Walnut" on ebay. It is some pretty nice stuff. Turns out the actual name is Imbuya so the only place I could find the matching hardwood was on line from a place in Arizona.

    This was my first attempt at veneering...now I'm hooked. A huge and special thanks to veneering guru Tod Evans for all his help. I really had alot of fun doing this. Veneering is very challanging but very rewarding. I din't get a whole lot of pics during construction but will take some good close ups when it's finished.


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    Another nice piece Doug.
    I made a wall hanging once out of Imbuya. Very pretty wood but as I recall it had a strong cinnamon like smell when sanded and wreaked havoc on my allergies.
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    Looks real nice, Doug. I worked with Imbuia many years ago (I liked the cinnamon smell). I was using it as an accent wood in a laminated glue-up for a lap slide guitar, so I didn't show off the grain nearly as nicely as you did with the veneers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Page View Post
    Another nice piece Doug.
    I made a wall hanging once out of Imbuya. Very pretty wood but as I recall it had a strong cinnamon like smell when sanded and wreaked havoc on my allergies.
    I wonder if that's why my face and scalp were itching for a couple of days. Imbuya hardwood is very expensive and a little on the soft side but once you see the veneer(when finished) it has a lot of depth and character.

    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looks real nice, Doug. I worked with Imbuia many years ago (I liked the cinnamon smell). I was using it as an accent wood in a laminated glue-up for a lap slide guitar, so I didn't show off the grain nearly as nicely as you did with the veneers.
    Thanks Vaughn, the veneer has a great pattern and very figured. just trying to decided which way to go on the finish. The crib finish just about did me in because of all the detail.

    Doug

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    I like the style of it. Wonder what that would look like with some danish oil on it?

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    Al I'm having a friend that does finishing for a living put on a lacquer finish on the dresser. It should really bring out the pattern and figure in the veneer.

    Doug

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    That looks great! How did you press the veneer? Did you get a vacuum press?

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    Thanks Ed,

    Yes I got a vacuum press with a bag. Great tool worth every penny.

    Doug

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    I took a few photos of the veneer before I started and just found them. It shows the figure pretty good.
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