Butler's Chest

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Project by Dave posted 04-04-2018 12:12 PM 1413 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Butler’s Chest. The top drawer pulls out and folds down to reveal a workspace with 2 small drawers and letter storage.
Primary: Mahogany
Secondary: Ambrosia maple
Baltic birch drawer bottoms
Cock-beaded drawers, quadrant hinges for the top drawer, Hepplewhite-style hardware, 4+ coats of Ruby shellac
Many thanks to Alan Turner for his assistance and instruction.

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#1 posted 04-04-2018 01:44 PM

Very nice.

-- Julian

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#2 posted 04-04-2018 02:23 PM

You did a beautiful job on your chest. The construction looks excellent along with the finish. Very much an heirloom piece for generations to come. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 04-04-2018 03:06 PM


Awesome job!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 04-04-2018 03:06 PM

Your butler will be very happy. Great build.

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#5 posted 04-04-2018 03:33 PM

Fantastic, absolutely stunning!

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#6 posted 04-04-2018 04:14 PM

Wow! You are that guy I want all my friends to think I am!

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#7 posted 04-04-2018 05:26 PM

Truly excellent—did you draw up the plans yourself, or did you buy them? Or just measured a model?

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#8 posted 04-04-2018 05:38 PM

Dave, this is a beautiful chest and so nicely done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 04-04-2018 08:25 PM

That’s a great looking butler’s chest—I love the pull-down drawer and workspace! I’m sure you’ll get a lot of enjoyment from this chest!

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

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#10 posted 04-04-2018 09:30 PM

beautiful design. It looks simple but very nice. Good luck to another projects!

-- WoodWork ideas for you

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Tom Pritchard

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#11 posted 04-05-2018 11:44 PM

Beautiful !!!

-- Tom in Mount Vernon, Wa

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#12 posted 04-06-2018 03:34 PM

Really nice!

-- Pete

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