As with most custom wood projects, I was supplied with an inspiration picture which we then modified to fit the client's needs, says J. Alexander Fine Woodworking's Jared Patchin.

As the project plan shows, the main design elements included were a slab door and drawer fronts, the heavy solid frame surrounding the doors and drawers, and the design of the base.

Patchin, from Boise, produced the walnut buffet for a homeowner living in a high-rise condo in Chicago. "So we would need to engineer it so it could be dis-assembled and then re-assembled in the home," he says.

Here's how he did it, along with the rest of this week's most viewed wood industry reports.

 Vaughan-Bassett

Vaughan-Bassett Closes After Water Tank
Collapses; 1 Injured

By Karen Koenig | 04/11/2013 |
A water tower collapse at Vaughan-Bassett on April 10 injured one worker and damaged one of its furniture manufacturing plants in Galax, VA. Read more

Georgia-Pacific Gaylord Michigan Particleboard Plant

Huge Vacated G-P Particleboard Mill Being Demolished

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 04/13/2013 3:33:00 PM
What was once billed as the largest particleboard plant east of the Mississippi River, is being demolished by Georgia-Pacific (G-P).
Read more

 Noahs Ark Alder Cornerstone Church  

Noah's Arks in Swedish Pine, Alder, Is Most Viewed Story

By Bill Esler | 04/11/2013 |
Woodworking and boat building go together, all the way back to ancient times. No wonder the Noah's Arks report was the wood industry's most viewed story last week. Read more

 J Alexander Fine Woodworking Jared Patchin

Creating a Walnut Buffet

By Jared Patchin | Updated: 04/17/2013 10:22:00 AM
One of the latest projects we completed was a buffet constructed from solid walnut and walnut plywood, for an interior design client in San Francisco, for a Chicago client of his. Read more

   
 Veneer wood, contact cement

Eight Tips for Applying Wood Veneer with Contact Cement

By Peter Rodgers | Updated: 04/02/2013 4:31:00 PM
Eight Tips for Applying Wood Veneer with Contact Cement
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Wood Products Hot at GlobalShop Retail Show

By Bill Esler | Updated: 04/17/2013 2:01:00 PM
Wood - engineered, textured, metal-clad, rustic, or reclaimed - remains a mainstay at the GlobalShop 2013 retail architectural interiors and display event running in Chicago. Read more

American Millwork and Cabinetry

American Millwork Adds Production
Cell for AmeriCase Line

By Bill Esler | Updated: 04/13/2013 9:25:00 AM
American Millwork & Cabinetry has completed expansion of a casegoods production cell for its successful institutional casegoods product line, AmeriCase, resulting in a 20,000 square foot expansion. Read more

 Mullet Cabinets

Mullet Cabinets Quick Color Change

By Mark Vruno | 04/03/2013 |
A new spray system allows Mullet Cabinets to change stain or paint hues in just 30 seconds.
Read more

 Kudzu cabinetmakers

Best Rated Woodwork Services Listed -
Kudzu, Houzz, Angie's List

By Bill Esler | 04/01/2013 |
This Best of 2012 Kudzu list was furnished by Cox Media. The list includes not just cabinet makers, but also countertop and flooring businesses, cabinet refinishers, finish carpenters and other wood interior specialists. Read more

 

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