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Project by Kerry posted 01-11-2008 05:00 PM 3316 views 29 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project I did last year for my teenage daughter. General shape of the legs was inspired from a picture on the internet, but I modified it substantially. The wood is red alder. The sides and back are plywood with shop sawn red alder veneer. Drawers sides are poplar. The finish is ‘antique cherry’ analine dye, followed by 7 coats of wipe on poly. I was originally going to make the top drawers all individuals, but decided a couple of larger drawers would be more useful (OK, and easier) for my daughter than four small ones.

Thanks for looking,

-- Alberta, Canada

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#1 posted 01-11-2008 05:18 PM

Kerry that is really, really nice! Great design, nice curves, the finish looks great, too. Top notch!

-- Just another woodworker

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#2 posted 01-11-2008 05:27 PM

That’s just beautiful.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#3 posted 01-11-2008 05:32 PM

Nice work Kerry!
I like the design! Got any plans you want to share! :-)

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#4 posted 01-11-2008 05:37 PM

Very nice work. Your design worked out very nice. I like the proportions and the mix of draw sizes. The sweep of the legs gives it nice movement. Love it.

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#5 posted 01-11-2008 05:49 PM

That’s cool. I like the continuation of the grain on the top two sets of drawers.

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#6 posted 01-11-2008 05:56 PM

this is SO gorgeous.
Love the design; love the colour; love the drawers.. Beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 01-11-2008 06:03 PM

Wow! I want a set of these bad boys. Nicely done!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#8 posted 01-11-2008 06:09 PM

Beautiful design and execution!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 01-11-2008 06:31 PM

At first I thought it was one of David Marks ideas. (He seems to favor those curves.) After reading though I see it’s “your” plan…and a good one at that. This is a real sharp lookin’ piece.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#10 posted 01-11-2008 06:32 PM

I like the curves, and the slide out is a fantastic idea. I’ve only done a few draws, why are the sides shorter than the front? Is it functional, or simplify construction?

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#11 posted 01-11-2008 07:00 PM

Very nice design, beautiful finish. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 01-11-2008 07:06 PM

Kerry, Excellent lines and style, and love the red alder. Great job with the finish. Just one question…the pulls, Walnut??

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#13 posted 01-11-2008 07:51 PM

Thanks folks, I appreciate the encouragement.

Topapilot – in order to split the top drawers into left and right drawers, I had to add a couple of cross pieces and a vertical piece to mount the drawer runners onto. The extra height of the top drawers and the middle drawer is there to hide those cross pieces. I have a few construction pics for this that might show it better than I can explain. I thought I might try starting a blog on this site and put some pics in there.

Critterman – thanks; the pulls are African blackwood.


-- Alberta, Canada

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#14 posted 01-11-2008 08:12 PM

Very cool Design. I like the pull out table extension.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#15 posted 01-11-2008 08:42 PM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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