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Walnut and Bubinga Buffet

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Beautiful!

Love the style, halfway though i was wondering if you had taken inspiration from the same picture i had, but probably not.

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25 minutes ago, Chestnut said:

Beautiful!

Love the style, halfway though i was wondering if you had taken inspiration from the same picture i had, but probably not.

Thanks!  I looked at hundreds of buffet pictures before landing on a final design, so it's quite possible we had similar inspirations.

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LOVE this design, love the curves to the legs and the beveled top. The wine shelf is perfect, good job. This might inspire me to redo our buffet table, a table I made 20 years ago with only basic skills. 

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Personal preference...I don’t like the horizontal door panels. I’d keep an eye on the bottom rails also. Those knotty boards like to move. That’s my only critique. The pieces are nicely balanced and the colors blend well. 

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Beautiful piece there. You've paid a lot of attention to detail, especially the arrangement & selection of grain. Like @Tpt life, I generally prefer the door panels to be vertical, but in this case I can see how having all the bubinga on the front running horizontal makes a really nice statement about the wood. I don't know if I'd have had the courage to try that, but I think it works very well here.

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2 hours ago, drzaius said:

Beautiful piece there. You've paid a lot of attention to detail, especially the arrangement & selection of grain. Like @Tpt life, I generally prefer the door panels to be vertical, but in this case I can see how having all the bubinga on the front running horizontal makes a really nice statement about the wood. I don't know if I'd have had the courage to try that, but I think it works very well here.

Thanks for the kind words!  I definitely wanted to have the grain all moving in the same direction in the front to make the piece feel longer and lower than it is.  This would have worked out a bit better if I had not accidentally cut all of my lower rail nortises 2 inches below I intended. 

 

Doing that forced me to make the casework larger (taller) than intended, and makes the grain orientation look just a bit off.  I tried to address this some by making my stiles a little skinnier and my rails a bit wider to retain some of the originally intended look.  In the end I think it worked out well.

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Artful woodwork! Exceptional joinery. The complete set. Table, buffet and cabinet. I like the careful consideration on wood grain. Thanks for sharing.

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