Five Drawer Dresser

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Project by Texcaster posted 09-25-2014 04:54 AM 2014 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This design is over 30 years old, one of my first in Australia. I can’t remember how many times it has been repeated, different sizes, six drs. I have included the prototype, box joints cut on the bandsaw. The timber is Qld. Kauri Pine, the prototype is salvaged Hoop Pine.

Hardwood wear strips glued the pine drawer sides. Canoe prow bench a gift from a mate.


Sun and moonrise from my verandah.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#1 posted 09-25-2014 02:39 PM

Very nice, beautiful drawer faces. The prototype aged so well.

Good to see your loyal model.

Thanks Bill.

-- ~Tony

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#2 posted 09-25-2014 02:41 PM

It’s a nice looking dresser. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 09-25-2014 03:27 PM

Beauttifull pieze! Like how the smaller drawers sourrounds th elarger. And like the overall feel.
Makes me tink of Japan and simplicity- but with the advanced woodworks laying underneath the surface for those who look to see.
Would you care to share a littel more regarding size, construction and design considerations?

Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#4 posted 09-25-2014 10:46 PM

First thanks for the comments fellas,

Some design details… at 1115mm x 745mm it is close to the golden mean. ( The prototype was mostly design by default, that is the timber I had dictated the size )

The drawers are graduated by 50mm. I have made them 25mm graduations but the dresser has to be taller and have more drawers.

Whatever size the dresser is, I like to have the top divisions look square, these aren’t. 150mmx 160mm is close enough to get the effect.

Most of what I do is Chinese and Papua New Guinea influenced. Almost everything I make has some paint, oil based and thinned at least 50%, many times 75%.

Construction details….Box construction with stretcher frames glued and screwed at the front. Hardwood for the drawers to ride on and hardwood glued to the bottom of the drawer sides.

Yeah Tony these guy are still hanging out.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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