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Chest of Drawers

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Project by BlueRidgeDog posted 01-16-2022 05:20 PM 811 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A smallish chest of drawers made out of gum. Simple traditional construction with dovetail drawers. There are “character” spots in some panels, I liked it and there was not enough wood to do otherwise. Gum is stunning seen in person with a good finish. In this case it is Osmo.

I did a blog about the piece, and the hurdles I hit along the way. The biggest was the drawer sides cupping after re-sawing. It make drawer assembly and layout hard and the resulting sloppy dovetails. The issues mounted to the point where I walked away from the project for a few months. When the snow flew, I finally returned to the task at hand.

If you want to make a chest of drawers or a dresser, I did a video on the construction. Two parts. I am still “growing” as far as a video editor, but I think part 2 is getting close to a format I like:

Part 2: https://youtu.be/7ZWlLyafKnc

Part 1: https://youtu.be/3E2wo1J45FU

Good luck on all your projects. Make what you want, but make something.





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#1 posted 01-16-2022 05:24 PM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 01-16-2022 06:31 PM

Looks wonderful, really like the showy grain patterns.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 01-16-2022 07:31 PM

Looks really clean to me. Hard to get everything straight like that without any flaws.

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#4 posted 01-16-2022 08:51 PM

Very good looking lumber, not sure I’ve seen that before. Great build but that gum is nice

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 01-16-2022 11:14 PM

Nice age Gun looks great.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 01-16-2022 11:30 PM

Very nice! I am trying to learn dovetail joints currently and yours are very fine! Gives me something to shoot for!

-- Be safe out there

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#7 posted 01-17-2022 01:58 AM

Stunning indeed! I love the gum – just pops with visual interest. Great job!

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#8 posted 01-17-2022 02:09 AM



Very nice! I am trying to learn dovetail joints currently and yours are very fine! Gives me something to shoot for!

- Jake229

The best way to learn is just to make them….over and over. For this one, I worked on perfecting my table saw dovetail technique…you can see the jigs I developed in part 2. It is still a work in progress.

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#9 posted 01-17-2022 02:09 AM



Nice age Gun looks great.

- oldrivers

Indeed. I have a piece that is aged a bit and it is mellowing nice.

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#10 posted 01-17-2022 02:27 AM

That looks great. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#11 posted 01-17-2022 04:08 PM

Gorgeous!

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#12 posted 03-15-2022 05:24 AM

I had the same cupping problem when resawing ambrosia maple down to 3/8” thick. I tried spraying the inside of the curve with water and it relaxed them almost flat. I suspect if I had clamped them flat it may have kept them that way but I used water based dye for the next step and didn’t want to run the risk of clamp marks in the dye. As it is I’m using them as panels in frame and panel doors and their working out pretty good.

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