Chest of Drawers (2010)

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Project by MatR posted 08-18-2010 05:04 PM 1558 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at making a large piece of furniture.

I used select pine because there was a lot of new things for me to try, and I didn’t want to ruin a bunch of expensive hardwood. As it turned out I didn’t ruin much of anything, so go figure.

This was my first large scale use of dovetail joints, rabbets, dados, stopped dados, etc.

I built it for my daughter, Emily.

This is the book that walked me through building the dresser: The book was very thorough and easy to use.

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#1 posted 08-18-2010 05:09 PM

That came out very nice, very clean lines, great looking dovetails. Like the colors. She will love it.

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#2 posted 08-18-2010 05:18 PM

Very neatly done. Looks good.

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#3 posted 08-18-2010 05:23 PM

Nice work one to be proud of, hard to tell its your first.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 08-18-2010 10:20 PM

Good job MatR, I’m sure your daughter loves it. You should be proud of that one.

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#5 posted 08-18-2010 10:46 PM

great job. excellent joinery. I like the paint. Nothing wrong with it. I sure she loves it…. and will more so the longer she has it.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#6 posted 08-19-2010 12:25 AM

That is one nice chest of drawers. I think the colors are perfect for a young lady.

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#7 posted 08-19-2010 12:42 AM

Good looking chest

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#8 posted 08-19-2010 03:48 AM

Nice looking chest!

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#9 posted 08-19-2010 06:43 PM

Great job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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