Pine Chester Drawers

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Project by bandit571 posted 03-06-2019 07:04 PM 789 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

made from 2×4s and No. 3 pine….with 1/4” Luann Plywood for the flat panels…Handles are a Brushed Nickel

Stain is Minwax “Puritan Pine” with a drizzle of Walnut added. One coat of clear gloss poly.
Top was a two board glue up of a 1×10…

top 2 drawers were from 1×6 boards, the other three are from 1×8s

Am getting slow in me old age…something like this would have taken just one weekend….

Dovetails were done with a router…except I do not have a jig to guide it…

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

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#1 posted 03-06-2019 10:03 PM

No matter how old or young you are you still do great work Mr Bandit

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#2 posted 03-06-2019 10:32 PM

It looks quite nice. The correct name is Chest of Drawers.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#3 posted 03-06-2019 11:16 PM

Nice looking chest. Just got to love Pine.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#4 posted 03-06-2019 11:30 PM

Well done!

-- socrbent Ohio

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#5 posted 03-07-2019 12:12 AM

You don’t need no stinking guide. Great job!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 03-07-2019 12:31 AM

This chest came out great, especially considering the construction lumber materials. I’ve tried these, but the material never stops moving and warping.

Pay no attention to Phil32, I like the fact you named your creation Chester. And regarding the time frame, what’s the rush?, it’s a hobby, right?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 03-07-2019 03:22 AM

Pay no attention to Phil32, Ya! he be just showing off with al dat smart talk:) Remember undies in 2nd from the top drawer in Chester!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#8 posted 03-07-2019 04:43 AM

Beautiful !!!!! Watched the entire process as he went along. Craftsmanship at its finest!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 03-07-2019 02:44 PM

I especially like curves at the bottom of the chest. Looks wonderful!

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.

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#10 posted 03-07-2019 02:56 PM

Chester is one sweet guy. Nice work, Steve. And, congrats on the DTT.

-- 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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#11 posted 03-07-2019 04:12 PM

Another fine looking build.

Bummer the stain didn’t cooperate on the Luan side panels. But you compensated nicely with the extra coats. I like the darker look myself and have found that Puritan Pine in the sunlight darkens over time anyways.

Pine is definately tricky to finish.

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

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#12 posted 03-08-2019 02:36 AM

Beautiful! I really like that color.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Thomas Maloney

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#13 posted 03-27-2019 01:52 AM

Looking good with the final coat of paint there! It would be perfect for clothes and socks and things. I reckon that it would be great for any bedroom right? Now it just needs a matching pair so that you can have his and hers on both sides of the bed. Good work!

-- Thomas Maloney -

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#14 posted 03-28-2019 05:45 PM

Not that it matters but….Isn’t it “Chest of Drawers”?

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#15 posted 10-09-2019 09:02 PM

Chest of drawers….Chesta Drawers….Chester Drawers….all depends on how one says it…still the same “dresser”.

IF all the supplies were in the shop at 8am on a Saturday morning….by 8pm that evening, a 4 or 5 drawer chest of drawers would be sitting in the shop…awaiting stain and varnish….used to happen almost every weekend for a while…still had my “Day Job” of making rubber hose during the week. Sold a bit of 100 of the “dressers” during that time, word of mouth, or set up at a flea market…..

Didn’t matter whether it was for a single 4 drawer…or an order for 6 five drawer…..routine was still the same…

Just got to be too much of a “JOB” along with the regular job. I was also building porch benches, hope chests, small tables, fancy shelves, and any other item some people wanted built….like bunk beds, with book case headboard ends….

have long since just worked on things for around the house, and for friends and family….at least, it keeps me out of the bars….either too tired, or too broke…

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

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