Maple Chest of Drawers

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Project by bandit571 posted 08-30-2017 06:32 PM 1740 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

5 drawer Chest of drawers. Mainly out of Curly Maple, with Black Walnut trim. Right now has a few coats of Amber Shellac…..waiting to see IF a coat or two of varnish will be needed.

Frame & Raised Panel sides. Top is 4/4” thick, with Walnut accents. Ends of the drawers are trimmed with a strip of Black Walnut, to “hide” the through dovetails. Last picture is after a good sanding.

Panels were “raised” using a handplane…or two. Mainly hand tools used, other than a bandsaw.
Stands 37” tall, is 30” side to side, and about 15-1/2 front to back.

Small, simple, little project…kind of fun to do.

Thanks for looking in!

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 08-30-2017 06:48 PM

I really like the look of this. Great project.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 08-30-2017 07:14 PM

Beautiful. I believe this may be the best piece I have seen from you.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 08-30-2017 07:17 PM

Very nice looking chest of drawers—I especially like that maple/walnut combination!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 08-30-2017 10:56 PM

Strong work on that handsome “Chester drawers”. I’m impressed yet again, Ban

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#5 posted 08-31-2017 01:42 AM

I really like the Walnut trim accents. They add a lot to the piece.

Well done.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#6 posted 08-31-2017 01:49 AM

Great job. Love the walnut and maple together.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#7 posted 08-31-2017 03:20 AM

I like the wood combo and the raised panels are my favorite. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 08-31-2017 05:09 AM

Good work, Simple and good looking.

-- Woodworking is life >>

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#9 posted 08-31-2017 05:17 AM

Great plus for dovetail shelves joinery.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 08-31-2017 05:39 AM

Looks like another heirloom piece!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#11 posted 08-31-2017 01:09 PM

Another masterpiece, Bandit … great work!

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#12 posted 08-31-2017 02:51 PM

I would love to see some shots of how you fitted the dust frames in. This is the style I am looking for for a couple of projects I have on the drawing board.

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. If traffic is passing you on the right, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG DAMN LANE.

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#13 posted 08-31-2017 03:49 PM

Hand cut dovetails and we don’t get to see em?

Bandit is holding out on us :^)

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#14 posted 08-31-2017 03:57 PM

This is a nice chest of drawers.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#15 posted 08-31-2017 03:59 PM

I agree with Maniac Matt, I want to see the drawer dovetails!

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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