Chest of Drawers (to match previous posts)

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Project by Mork posted 11-28-2011 05:42 AM 2118 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the 4th piece of a bedroom set consisting of a dresser 2-nightstands and now a chest of drawers. Overall it went smooth because of practice. The nightstands and dresser were basically the same construction. Plus after building the nightstands I decided to learn how to use Google Sketchup. This dresser, at least in part, was designed in Sketchup first. What a fantastic tool! Two things I did different in this project was cut the tapered corner posts on my cut off box and used a home made drilling jig to drill the pilot holes for the screws holding the drawer separators. Drilling these hole previously was a bit tedious and even scary after spending so much time on the side panels. Previously I used a taper jig to rip the corner posts against my fence on the table saw. the cut off box method is simple and much safer!

Next on the list is a matching headboard but it will have to wait until summer. I’m waiting for the wood to dry. Just a few plugs here. I got the wood from Jack Murdock (Murdock Lumber) in NC and Dennis (here on Lumberjocks) encouraged and helped me learn Sketchup. Thanks Dennis.

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#1 posted 11-28-2011 08:22 AM

Nice matching. Styles and rails for sides, structure and stability w less wieght?

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#2 posted 11-28-2011 01:07 PM

Excellent work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-28-2011 02:27 PM

It’s a very nice chest. Good work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 11-28-2011 02:44 PM

Very nice work! Thanks for the detailed pics during construction.

Also, just looked back at your post on your TS sled. Thanks for that, too. I’m in the planning stage to make one during the next couple of weeks and that was helpful.

-- Bob, Atlanta

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#5 posted 11-28-2011 07:07 PM

Nice style, and I like the hardware too.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 11-29-2011 05:23 AM

Thanks all for the compliments.

To Pintodeluxe. The part number for the hardware is PN8005-SAM-A and I bought it here:

Also, I looked a long time for hardware and most everything I liked was between $12-$15 each. This seems high to me so I kept on looking and found the link above. This hardware was less that $2 each and if you ask me it is very good quality. Also… The hardware says “Mixed Finish” but I have ordered twice and both times got satin black. I’m not sure why they put this in the description.

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#7 posted 11-29-2011 11:18 AM

Clean job, wonderful lines. Love it.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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