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Project by TDominy posted 02-07-2022 11:06 PM 890 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I was asked to build for a friend of my son. Each side has 3 shelves behind the doors. All joints are floating mortises. The drawer boxes backs are resaved poplar. Will be delivering it in a few weeks.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.





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#1 posted 02-08-2022 12:26 AM

That is super impressive. Those dovetails are first rate. Did you use a Leigh jig?

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TDominy

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#2 posted 02-08-2022 01:05 AM



That is super impressive. Those dovetails are first rate. Did you use a Leigh jig?

- BurlyBob

Yes, my first time using it. I have to say it requires an advance degree to use it, but once it is setup it is great.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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#3 posted 02-08-2022 01:12 AM

Very nice.

I think it might more properly be called a chest of drawers or cabinet. Amroire’s are generally much larger and intended for hanging clothes. But you made it so you get to call it what you want. LOL

-- Les B, Oregon

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TDominy

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#4 posted 02-08-2022 01:39 AM


Very nice.

I think it might more properly be called a chest of drawers or cabinet. Amroire s are generally much larger and intended for hanging clothes. But you made it so you get to call it what you want. LOL

- LesB

You can hang clothes in the side compartments, they are 55” high. The client wanted shelving instead.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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jkm312

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#5 posted 02-08-2022 02:11 AM

Wow, that looks terrific. In time when the cherry darkens, it will really shine.

I’ve always liked working in cherry, despite some of it’s challenges.

What did you use for drawer slides?

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TDominy

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#6 posted 02-08-2022 02:20 AM



Wow, that looks terrific. In time when the cherry darkens, it will really shine.

I ve always liked working in cherry, despite some of it s challenges.

What did you use for drawer slides?

- jkm312

They just slide on the shelf below them.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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#7 posted 02-08-2022 02:30 AM

You can hang clothes in the side compartments, they are 55” high.

- TDominy

Wow! That’s a lot bigger than I expected. Nice work.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 02-08-2022 02:40 AM

Looks amazing! What finish did you use? Really makes that cherry have a beautiful depth.

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TDominy

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#9 posted 02-08-2022 03:32 AM


Looks amazing! What finish did you use? Really makes that cherry have a beautiful depth.

- BB1

It is 2 coats of Danish Oil, 3 coats of polyurethane and 3 coats of wax. Sanded and wet sanded to 600 between coats of the ploy.

-- By hammer in hand, all things do stand.

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#10 posted 02-08-2022 03:50 AM

That is a beauty. Big too. Well done.

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

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#11 posted 02-08-2022 07:58 AM

That’s a great looking piece and a nice design.

-- "The Answer Is Blowin'n In The Wind" John D, OP, KS

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#12 posted 02-08-2022 11:49 AM

Very nice. I’m a big fan of cherry and this kind of has a shaker style to it. I like it. Nice touch with the dovetails as well. I agree that the Leigh DT jig takes some attention but once it is set up it really works well.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#13 posted 02-08-2022 11:57 AM

Great workmanship.

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#14 posted 02-08-2022 01:31 PM

Great Job.

Gary

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#15 posted 02-08-2022 02:54 PM

beautiful piece of furniture – well done and great design

-- 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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