1st piece of new bedroom suite

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Project by swampjack80 posted 11-13-2010 02:39 AM 1759 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I were/are in desperate need of a bedroom suite, so I figured that would be the perfect excuse to head to the shop. I wanted to build a nice mission style set but needed something asap. Since I haven’t done alot of mortise/tenon work and am pretty slow at it, I decided to start out building a chest-of-drawers similar to the one I built my son a few months ago. Well, I say similar, it’s really the same plan except different trim, stain and hardware. Since I have built one of these already, it was pretty simple and much quicker. I used my new Kreg pocket-hole jig for the face frame (much quicker than the mortise and tenon on my sons). The case is solid red oak with birch ply drawers, stained with red mahogany and topped of with satin polyurethane. The wife was very pleased with this one so thats always a good thing. Now, I just have to find time to make the mirror dresser and nightstands.

-- "I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey." - Mark Twain

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#1 posted 11-13-2010 03:04 AM

Very good start you’re going to have a very nice set.
I made a few you can see I think 2 of them on my LJ photo Gallery.

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#2 posted 11-13-2010 04:05 AM

Nice job on the chest of drawers.

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#3 posted 11-13-2010 05:19 AM

Very nice!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the set.

-- Mike, Florida,

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#4 posted 11-13-2010 06:22 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 11-13-2010 08:32 AM

Beautifully Done!


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