Chest of drawers for the baby room

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Project by mreza posted 03-27-2010 10:37 PM 5601 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the second piece of our baby room that I finally finished and brought up to her room. It goes with the crib I built about a month ago:

It is made out of cherry with curly maple inlays. The top is made of one 11” wide board and the sides are of a 12” wide and a smaller board.
All drawer fronts are from one board resawn.
The drawer boxes are from maple with all 4 corners box joint.
I made a simple box joint jig to be used with my Incra miter gauge and it worked great (micro-adjustable). It was my first try at box joints as well as first try at ogee feet.
Finish is a mix of Tung oil/Varnish/Thinner.
The drawer fronts have an amazing grain that don’t fully show in the photos.
I have some progress pics too but I don’t know how to post more that 6 photos here.

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#1 posted 03-27-2010 10:56 PM


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 03-27-2010 11:44 PM

Agreed. That wood is spectacular.

-- Marc - Tucson, AZ

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#3 posted 03-28-2010 12:08 AM

That is a celebration of wood and craftsmanship. Your daughter/son will be telling their grandchildren, proudly, that her father made that. Awesome.

-- Bob Costello

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#4 posted 03-28-2010 12:42 AM

Wowsers, That is really pretty. Love the details and of course the grain in that cherry is amazing.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#5 posted 03-28-2010 12:45 AM

Nice chest of drawers.

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#6 posted 03-28-2010 12:56 AM

Perfect fit with the crib, very well done.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#7 posted 03-28-2010 01:08 AM

Awesome job looks great.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#8 posted 03-28-2010 01:18 AM

Beautiful looking piece and excellent craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.

God bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 03-28-2010 01:43 AM

Thanks for the comments.

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#10 posted 03-28-2010 02:58 AM

Wonderful build. Great job on this one.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#11 posted 03-28-2010 03:00 AM

Nice inlay work, something I’ve been thinking about learning to do. Great piece!

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#12 posted 03-28-2010 04:16 AM

That is really beautiful! What an heirloom piece! How did you make the beaded corner columns? Are the drawer fronts “resawn” into veneer thickness or was it a very thick board resawn to 3/4”?

Thanks for posting.

-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#13 posted 03-28-2010 06:52 AM

At the link below you can see some progress pics for the crib I built earlier with a similar column.
I built the posts and the reeds on the lathe:

For the drawer fronts, they are resawn to 1/8” and glued to 5/8” BB plywood.

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#14 posted 03-28-2010 02:42 PM

Excellent in every regard. I can see great attention to the details.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#15 posted 03-29-2010 05:05 AM

Wow! Beautiful heirloom piece. Ya did yourself proud!

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor

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