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Hi! everyone, I just finished this monster. It's a Glen huey design out of one of his books. Oak and oak veneers and finished with de-waxed shellac and satin poly. Took about 3 weeks. With a mid-afternoon nap I'd say about 6 hours a day. It's for sale too. Gaugert@gmail.com
do you have plans for the construction of this
Yes, they were from a book: Furniture for a lifetime by Glen Huey, page 68. 80x50x19 so it;s a monster. I've made two, the first out of pine. The lower stiles I think are what makes it robust looking, they are over 4 inches wide. It takes a lot of Oak is what I'm getting at.
Hi, I am looking for shop plans for a Colonial Hutch like the one in the Oct 1996 issue #54 by Mathew Burak, from Vermont. There are a few details in the article but not enough. In this case the upper shelves are open.
By the way, I did build the Cherry Hutch by Tom Casper, in the magazine from a few years ago (with glassed doors on top). It looks great!
plansnow.com is a good site, you pay your 6.95 or whatever and you download it. then you can print it out in black and white. You will also have it saved on your memory. very handy.
Thanks, PlansNow have one single hutch in Oak. But I did download there the "Country Pie Safe" plans for $9.95. It looks great and much better design than Norm Abrams Pie Safe from 30 years ago. Overall, PlansNow is by Woodsmith = August Home Publishing. A super outfit.
Question: Does Glenn Huey's book "Furniture for a Lifetime" have hutches with upper open shelves?
Nothing with open shelves. You mentioned Norm Abrams, I sent in pics of one of my jewelry boxs and darned if they didn't post it. I felt like a million bucks.
Hi "when", it looks nice. I also built the same chest from Norm Abrams for my granddaughter. I made it out of ready pine boards available at the big boxes, and painted it green.
About that hutch with open upper shelves, I entered "Colonial Hutch by Mathew Burak" into Google and got these pages from a book:
The pages from the book above also show other hutches by Lester Margon and I think by Frank Gottshall too. I like the one by Burak but in cherry. He did it in yellow birch to stay true with museums pieces. Burak also distressed the surfaces to make it look old. If I do it in cherry I wouldn't dare disressing it.
"When", this is the hutch that I built a year ago. It is from this magazine and looks great. Need to find the photo. But, I used Lonnie Bird's bits set for the divided light doors instead of Freud as Tim Johnson did. Lonnie's have full size tenons.
http://www.foxchapelpublishing.com/p-1195-american-woodworker-issue-115-jul-05.aspx?affiliateID=10052Classic Colonial Hutch in American Woodworker issue #115 Jul 05 by TimJohnson and Tom Caspar (on Divided- Light Doors).
oops, I meant a full size chest and NOT jewelry box!
"when", this is the chest of drawers from Norm Abrams that I built:
I have yet to graduate to dovetails, but I made a site with a lot of pics, if you care to look. It's very primitive mind you, a work in progress. More pics to come. http://sites.google.com/site/collectionofwoodprojects/
"When", I went over the list and all your projects look GREAT! It seems to me that you're using one kind of wood for all projects. Is it red oak?
Look at the project that I have just finished for my granddaughter to keep her stuffed animals in it. It is a Painted Cupboard per Norm Abrams plan #0707, but with few changes per "customer's" request.
Presently, I need to decide the kind of wood to make the Open Hutch and the Pie Safe that we have discussed above. I am waiting for quotes from:
Mathew Burak from Vermont, made the Colonial Hutch out of yellow birch. I never used this wood specie before. I prefer maple or cherry for both projects. Cherry is $$$$.
"When", I don't know how I got stuck in this discussion forum of items for sale. I make projects for my family and friends, only. I would never sell an item b/c just the costs of lumber would make it prohibitive. Look at the price of cherry lumber (in Select) which is grown locally and which is higher than for imported mahogany. Isn't it Thos Moser, etc. who grabs all the Select cherry in the US and sell furniture at prices of around $17,875? See, for example, the Crescent Hutch and Sideboard on pg 53 in the catalog here:
Thos's Crescent Hutch is here: