John’s Armoire: It is Finished!

Today was the first day I worked in the shop without the Armoire in it and to be honest, it felt kind of empty.  It’s been in the shop for such a long time but I’m glad that it’s now upstairs, waiting for me to figure out how to organize and fill the drawers.  Last Wednesday, the Sin City Woodworkers group held our monthly meeting in my garage/shop.  Partially as a one of our field trips to visit other members shops but also to share the designing and building of this piece.  Must admit I’m pretty proud of it!  Over-all it measures 74″ tall by 19″ deep and 48.5″ wide.  I really wanted to take some good photographs of it before bringing it into the house.  After checking it out Diane decided she could sew together the drop clothes we used for our craft fair to create a backdrop.  Since it had grommets already it was a matter of suspending it from a rope through the hooks in the ceiling that used to hold my kayak.  Here are the results, Diane took the pictures with the same camera she uses for her art work and they came out great!

Now, getting this thing up the stairs was a totally different experience.  Luckily, Adam and Kim were coming over for dinner last night and Adam agreed to give me a hand.  After taking out all of the drawers and shelves we began the journey up the spiral staircase.  As you can see by the pictures Diane took with her phone, it was pretty exciting — her and Kim both thought we’d have it crashing down over the railing but Adam and I had the situation well under control!

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Now to concentrate on the upcoming Summerlin Craft show (October) and two smaller commissions in progress.



About woodworksbyjohn

I'm a retired woodshop teacher. I build one of a kind furniture pieces and custom picture frames. You can see some of my currently available work, boxes, carvings through my Etsy store: Contact me about your project -- always up for the challenge of unique work.
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9 Responses to John’s Armoire: It is Finished!

  1. Randall says:

    Very nice looking. Good job

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  2. Bob Easton says:

    1 word: Spectacular!
    2 words: Very handsome!
    3 words: It’s “Dusie!”
    4 words: You oughta be proud!

    Very nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Volker says:

    Hi John,
    you have the wood grain of the drawers staged perfectly!
    Great job!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. orepass says:

    Very nice, and the pictures are great

    Liked by 1 person

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