Pine Chester Drawers

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Project by bandit571 posted 03-06-2019 07:04 PM 488 views 1 time favorited 14 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!

-- Extra screws left over are just evidence I found a better way to put it together.

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Gene Howe

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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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Mainiac Matt

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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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#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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