My Mom Shaker Style Chest of Drawers #1: I am in the design stage, of building a Shaker Style Chest of Drawers.

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 05-09-2008 04:37 PM 1615 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am planning on doing a hand tool only Shaker Style Chest of Drawers, I am going to use oak for the outside case, and I am going to use wooden drawer runners. I aint sure If I am going to use oak for drawer sides. or use a cheaper wood like poplar or aspen. more ifo coming soon as I work out the bugs.

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#1 posted 05-09-2008 04:44 PM


It sounds as if you have a good plan and have mentally committed to the project. These are the two initial hurdles that need to be dealt with when starting any project. I will be interested in seeing updates as you move further into the project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-09-2008 10:02 PM

sounds like a great project, I’ve always wanted to try a shaker style chest of drawers and it will be cool seeing this one some together.

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#3 posted 05-10-2008 12:04 AM

Will poplar be too soft for runners? I do not know too much about the practical uses of wood (yet :-) ) but an I amm the process of designing a coffee table for our living room and have been thinking of what wood to use internally as well. Looking forward to posts as your project progresses.

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#4 posted 05-10-2008 01:41 AM

I would use a harder wood like oak or maple.

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