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    Default A birthday present for an 8 yr old

    Hi All,
    I was asked to make a birthday present for a young lady who turned 8 on 28/12/11 and would need some where to hang necklaces and store other "jewellery" she was getting for Christmas. It was to be wall hanging with the ability to sit on a future dressing table.
    Red Cedar with Silky Oak for the false draw front and pine for the draw.
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    I like that Hugh.Swish
    Well done.
    And my head I'd be a scratchin'
    While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
    If I only had a brain.

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    Default Lucky 8yr old!

    That's really stunning!

    I can see that being passed down the generations for years to come!

    When ever I have been asked to make something special like this, I always hide a few secret compartments in them and only show the person who is receiving it where they are. I always felt it gave a personal touch to what I was making. It is a great place to put a date and a personal message too.

    I made an opium coffee table for my mum on her 50th birthday and burnt an inscription under the table. It's strange, but I am more fond of that 20min addition to the table all those years ago than I am about the 3week project I did when I was 19.

    I'm sure she was chuffed with her gift!

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    That's a great present. One thing to remember is never to forget this persons birthday. Sometimes people forget and only give one present over christmas. One friends birthday is on the 29th of December and that was common to do.

    Sorry do not mean to lecture.

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    Fantastic it blows me away

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    Beautiful!
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    Brilliant

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    Hi Every one,
    Thank you all for the compliments.
    They tell me she is thrilled with it.

    Christos, the wife's birthday is in the first 2 weeks of Jan. and I have been trained on that one.

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    There is no female alive that would not be proud to be given that as a present, you did a fantastic job.

    Marg

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    Thumbs up

    Imogen is a lucky girl Hugh!! Gorgeous piece!!

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    Got a special delivery to day.
    It makes it all worth while so I thought I would share it with everyone.
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    Love it!
    And my head I'd be a scratchin'
    While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
    If I only had a brain.

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    A simple "Thank You" is all we need sometimes. This one is particularly moving.
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    Congratulations, Hugh. Beautiful!

    Is it a mirror between the shelves, please?

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    Yes it is a mirror, the original design had a horse and drover there. The other variations are the flat bottom, the hangers on the side and the name.
    Regards
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