Chest Of Drawers and Hutch

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Project by gerrym526 posted 03-01-2008 01:26 AM 2102 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Designed this piece for my youngest daughter who needed storage in her bedroom. Made of soliid oak and oak plywood. Drawers were dovetailed with a Leigh D4 jig, and mounted with Blum undermount slides. The combined unit stands about 6 feet high. All moldings and drawer fronts were router-shaped.
Since I’m very biased toward using top of the line hardware on a piece, the drawer pulls are solid brass-not cheap, but really add class to the finished work.
Needles to say, like all woman, my daughter has this absolutely crammed with clothes-otherwise I’d open the drawers and cabinet doors to show more! LOL!

-- Gerry

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#1 posted 03-01-2008 01:39 AM

Very well done. She will cherish it always. Does the top and bottom easily come apart for transport?

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 03-01-2008 01:53 AM

Looks like it will last several lifetimes!

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

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#3 posted 03-01-2008 01:55 AM

I’ve got to agree with Charlie.

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

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#4 posted 03-01-2008 04:06 AM

Looks very good

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#5 posted 03-01-2008 05:26 AM

This is a very nice piece of furniture. It would have been nice to see the inside as well, but I completely understand your dilemma. My wife has an entire walk-in closet, two hallway closets and the second bedroom closet filled with her clothes, shoes, purses, etc. (some of which still have the price tags on them). I have 1/2 of another bedroom closet for my clothes. I gave up trying to understand their fixation on clothes long ago.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-01-2008 05:32 AM

Thank you all for your very kind comments, much appreciated. Yes the pieces come apart very easily for transport. My daughter is now a junior in college, so in a few years I’ll have to ship the pieces to wherever she decides to live.
Thanks for the nice comment on how long it will last. As a woodworker like the rest of you, I think it’s very important to put the time and effort into every piece as though it will last for several generations. It’s what keeps the craft of studio art furniture building alive.
Since I really feel I’m still an amateur it feels like this is just a start.

-- Gerry

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#7 posted 03-01-2008 08:11 AM

Good looking new Family Heirloom.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 04-03-2008 03:36 PM

Hi Gerry

Beautiful looking unit. It sounds like your daughter has put it to good use. When my daughter was growing up she had plenty of room for her clothes, they were all on the floor. Dad being a neat freak, I was always on her to pick them up. Now that she is married and has her own home the house is spotless and always picked up. Go figure!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 04-03-2008 10:24 PM

You really did a good job on this project.

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