Closet Makeover

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Project by Thumper posted 12-05-2010 10:45 PM 1839 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we decided to lose our Ikea and closet maid closet furnishing we figured that the pair of aromatic cedar chests would be a good starting point. After finishing the chests (see our previous project) we figured out that it might be useful to have some way of hanging our clothes. Well since I already had a bunch of cedar we got this rather nifty idea to match the chest of drawers with a pair of armories. Well almost two weeks later (the advantage of being retired) we stood them up and now the closet is gone and the new bedroom furniture is complete.

-- The major stress in retirement is choosing what t-shirt to wear

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Dennis Fletcher

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#1 posted 12-05-2010 11:35 PM

Hey, nice job!

I was reading the previous post on your chests, then looked at this. I really like the cedar look, very interesting.

Did you use cedar for all of it, or did you choose other woods for the parts not seen, the drawers, the shelving, etc.?

How did you finish these off?

Really nice project, something I have been considering for a while.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#2 posted 12-06-2010 12:28 AM

All of it is cedar except the rear stringer supports (white oak) and the drawers are heart pine. All of them are finished with danish oil. First time I have done 4 quad raised panels and dovetail drawers. Made for some interesting challenges and learning experience.

-- The major stress in retirement is choosing what t-shirt to wear

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#3 posted 12-06-2010 01:07 AM

I bet that smells good!

-- Wooster, Ohio

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#4 posted 12-06-2010 03:35 PM

Awesome, Love that cedar. Very good build sir.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Jim Reeves

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#5 posted 12-06-2010 06:22 PM

Very awesome Thumper, an excellent choice ansd beautiful job may try that one day.

-- jim

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