Mark Rhodes Furniture & Kitchen Maker & Woodwork Courses - Norfolk

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>So it begins

>I am about to start my biggest commission to date, one Sycamore triple wardrobe with bookcase to the side, two double European white Ash wardrobes, one painted triple wardrobe, an Ash desk, an Ash bookcase, and an Ash window seat.  This is all for the same client, who lives about 12 miles from me.  All wardrobes will have in total 28 handcut(more on this in another post) drawers to do, and the panels on the European Ash robes will be a bit different. I have spent the last few days ordering supplies for this commission, starting with the Oak veneered boards for the carcases which arrived Monday, and the 60cuft of Ash, Sycamore, and Poplar that arrived today(and had to be unloaded by hand because my forklift wouldn’t start). Heres a shot of the Ash and the Sycamore…

I had a go at the Sycamore with a very blunt spokeshave, check out the chatter marks. But at least the timber was good and that’s the main thing, wish I could say the same for the shave.

And here’s the Poplar for the compromise wardrobe to kept the job within the allotted budget, It will still have six dovetailed drawers, and I’m going to make this one first.   

I’ve done a little bit of machining today, but will have more to show tomorrow, thanks for looking.

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