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Project by woodwasp posted 07-19-2015 01:49 AM 3402 views 23 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In a lighter moment in the workshop I made this chest of drawers with attitude for my granddaughter’s birthday.
This fun bit of furniture was inspired by an early photograph of her in just that stance. As you can imagine she just loves it as do all her friends.
It now sits in her bedroom with a couple of handbags hanging from its hands and a favourite scarf draped over the top.

NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRIED I COULD NOT GET THESE PICTURES TO BE VERTICAL. SORRY ABOUT THAT!!

I WANTED TO SHARE THE WORK AND SO YOU WILL JUST HAVE TO LAY DOWN TO VIEW IT.

I WOULD BE HAPPY TO BE EDUCATED BY ANYONE THAT CAN HELP ME RECTIFY THE ISSUE.
JAMES





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 07-19-2015 02:00 AM

James this is really nice. How large is it? Could you please share how you made the sides. I have made several band saw boxes that look a bit like this but that was easy. This looks like you put several hours into the build.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 07-19-2015 02:04 AM

That has got to be the coolest dresser I’ve ever seen. I’m sure this is going to be a long-time-pass-it-to-th-grandkids piece of furniture.

Really, really cool.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#3 posted 07-19-2015 02:38 AM

Hi James,

I love it! It is playful, artistic, AND functional. That is a home run if ever I saw one!

Charlie

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#4 posted 07-19-2015 03:19 AM

Great job!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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playingwithmywood

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#5 posted 07-19-2015 03:26 AM

great project and if you are using windows here is a program that is free that will help you rotate the photos http://www.irfanview.com/

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#6 posted 07-19-2015 05:29 AM

I love it James. Great whimsy but very well done.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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woodwasp

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#7 posted 07-19-2015 10:51 AM

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! You have got no idea how many ways and times I tried to do that.
Please do tell.
Regards, James


Great job!!!

- DIYaholic


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woodwasp

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#8 posted 07-19-2015 10:53 AM

I am using windows and will try this out. Thank you very much. James


great project and if you are using windows here is a program that is free that will help you rotate the photos http://www.irfanview.com/

- playingwithmywood


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woodwasp

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#9 posted 07-19-2015 11:08 AM



James this is really nice. How large is it? Could you please share how you made the sides. I have made several band saw boxes that look a bit like this but that was easy. This looks like you put several hours into the build.

- Hawaiilad


Thank you Larry. Overall it stands 1430mm tall.
I freehand sketched the shape on 3mm mdf and after a little fairing used it as a template to cut the front and back from 9mm mdf. Then I cut a stack of 20×20 pine ribs 450 long, with these I joined the front and back with glue and screws the ribs were about 50 to 60mm centres depending on the curvature, (more in the tight spots).
Then I glued and clamped a 3mm skin on the sides. After a bit of filling fairing and sanding I glued a 3mm skin over everything to conceal the construction and bulk up the structure.
Drawer boxes of 12mm maple faced with 9mm Mdf skirt shapes. These are only screwed on, not glued so that they can be repaired or replaced if it ever becomes necessary.
All sprayed with white quick dry enamel.
Hope this helps.
Regards, James

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#10 posted 07-19-2015 12:27 PM

Great job, awesome shape. I bet it was real fun to make it, this curved shape is amaizing.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 07-19-2015 12:45 PM

Windows 7 has some photo editing features already built in to Microsoft Paint. Right click your file and click on open with “paint”. Under the “home” tab you can “crop”, “resize” and ”ROTATE” It works well and its fast.

Scott

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#12 posted 07-19-2015 12:45 PM

I think that this is just plain incredible!!!! I too have a great grand daughter who often strikes the same pose. As soon as I can I will make one of these for her. Isn’t it great to have grandkids that give us old buggers the excuse to make whimsical things. Again, this is a great job.

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#13 posted 07-19-2015 01:14 PM

Very well done

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#14 posted 07-19-2015 01:15 PM

Wowsa ! Fantastic job!
My 9yo granddaughter would LOVE this!

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#15 posted 07-19-2015 02:38 PM

Awesome chest.great job!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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