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Re: What a project
Posted By building Perth, Australia)
Date Monday, 16 May 2022, at 10:20 a.m.

In Response To Why posters disappear (Bill Tindall, E.Tn.)

Thanks Ellis.

I know this looks grand, but I have spent 30 years as a serious woodworker resisting building shop furniture with anything that came close to furniture-grade wood. Even my current bench, which was built 10 years ago, has a base built of roofing timbers (albeit Jarrah). The top, however, is European Oak. 

The case for these drawers was built if cheap Merbau panels from the local borg, and stained to look like Jarrah. The drawer fronts are real Jarrah, but taken from salvage. All the remainder of the wood is from offcuts. The motivation to build something special came from the awareness that I shall be retiring in the not too distant future (although I have just pushed this out a couple of years), and intend to downsize our home ... and shop ... needing to consolidate the special tools with special memories and care for them.

Regards from Perth



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