Valerie's 6 Drawer Lingerie Chest

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Project by cbrock85 posted 08-22-2014 04:04 PM 2051 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this project for my wife Valerie. It was a fun project and in reality the first project that I took the time to design every detail using Google SketchUp and making a complete cut list. This made my life a lot easier and in reality probably saved me a lot of time. If you have never taken the time to do this I would strongly recommend this. The post and panel stye lingerie chest has 6 drawers (12”, 10”, 8”, 7”, 6”, 5” in height bottom to top), was built using wormy maple and poplar. Everything is solid wood, including the drawer bottoms and side panels. My favorite thing about the project is the character in the panels and drawer fronts. The drawer fronts were cut out of one board and if you like using wood with eye popping figure I think you will appreciate this. This chest of drawers has plenty of room for storage. If I had to change anything I might have made the bottom three drawers slightly smaller and made it a 5 drawer chest as the top drawer is a little tall for my wife. Which you could think of as a design flaw as I was thinking about it from the perspective of someone who is just under 6’ tall. I hope you enjoy and I would appreciate any feedback on any design changes or different choices of wood that you would have made.

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#1 posted 08-22-2014 04:53 PM

Looks great. You can be proud of a piece that will last a lifetime.

-- Ray - Spokane, WA - “Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it’s usually disguised as hard work.” - Unknown

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#2 posted 08-22-2014 04:54 PM

That’s a beautiful, well made chest! As you could tell from my recent post ”” I love this wood! Great job!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#3 posted 08-22-2014 07:34 PM

Very nice. I am sure that your wife will appreciate it.
I like to have a measured drawing and cut list before I start too.
However I still use graph paper and a pencil.

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#4 posted 08-22-2014 08:06 PM

I appreciate the comments guys. Jerry very nice work on the box.

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#5 posted 08-23-2014 09:00 AM


Heirloom quality. This will last for generations.

As for Paul’s comment, “I like to have a measured drawing and cut list before I start too. However I still use graph paper and a pencil.”

Me too.

-- G5Flyr

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#6 posted 08-23-2014 02:27 PM

very nice

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#7 posted 08-29-2014 04:11 PM

nice work!

-- Kurt K.

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