7 Drawer Cabinet

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Project by WoodMosaics posted 10-15-2008 08:18 PM 2241 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call this my “7 Drawer Cabinet”. The cabinet is about 13” tall x 17” wide and 8” front to back. It is the biggest cabinet I make. I made it using about 1571 pieces of wood cut in either diamond or triangle shapes from different kinds of wood. On the cabinet sides is a variation of a “Rolling Star” quilt pattern, in two sizes. On the top I have 32 pieces in the same area that I have 16 pieces on the bottom. On the back I have a “Lone Star” quilt pattern, using 5 kinds of wood that I have on the drawer faces. The star on the back of each “7 Drawer Cabinet” is a different combination of wood. I used the half size pieces for the “Rolling Star” on the sides, so there are 32 pieces where I would normally have 16 pieces. And the “Aunt Sukeys Choice” design on top has 40 half-size pieces where I would normally have 20. The cabinet is finished in its natural color with 5 or 6 coats of a clear wiping varnish, rubbed in by hand. The pieces are a bit over 3/16” thick, glued onto a Baltic Birch base, so they hold up much better than a thin veneer. The type of wood is listed for the cabinet itself, under the top drawer. The order of the wood is from the center out of the “Aunt Sukeys Choice” quilt pattern on the top. On the inside of each drawer, at the front, the wood is listed that is on the face of that drawer. On this cabinet the wood is “Pink Ivory” from South Africa, “Ebony” from Africa, “Satinwood” from Sri Lanka, “Lacewood” from Australia, “Bloodwood” from South America, “Hackberry” and “Walnut” from Missouri. The drawer faces have ”Purpleheart” from South America, “Zebrawood” from West Africa, “Cordia” from Central America, “Oak” from Missouri, and “Canary wood” from South America. “Satinwood” and “Lacewood” are on the drawers as well as on the cabinet itself. Each drawer has a shape all its own. The drawer design of the jewelry cabinet makes it unique from all others. The number of the cabinet is also listed on the inside of each drawer. On the cabinet itself, the number is listed on the inside on the back. You will see it when you pull the middle right hand drawer out and look inside at the back. This cabinet is #5. I help hold the drawer together using pegs I make from the same type of wood that is on the drawer face. On the bottom I signed it, and dated it. After the date, the words “Foot Cut” let you know I made it on a foot powered table saw.

These look good in front of a mirror, so you can see the design on the back.

I lined inside the top and the drawer bottoms with black velveteen.

And yes as a matter of fact I do have goats. That is Poke-a-dot, coming to see me, you can see in the mirror.

7 Drawer Cabinet

Thank you for looking,
Robin Tucker, the maker of Wood Mosaics

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.

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#1 posted 10-15-2008 10:07 PM

sweet !

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#2 posted 10-16-2008 11:30 AM

I love how the angles on the drawer fronts give it that 3D look with that angled camera shot. Great work. This is an inspriration to many.

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#3 posted 10-16-2008 08:18 PM


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#4 posted 10-19-2008 02:01 PM

Wow! You are one very patient woodworker! It is really an eye catching piece. I would hate to guess how long that took to make, but it is beautiful! Thanks for posting it, it is inspirational!

-- No scrap is too small !

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