wood shop chest of drawers

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Project by bryano posted 03-16-2008 04:59 AM 4550 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

25 years ago in 9th grade wood shop I built this. The wood is pine and the finish I cant remember, I do remember it was supposed to make the wood look older at a faster than normal rate. I learned a lot in wood shop, I just wish that I could remember what I learned.

-- bryano

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#1 posted 03-16-2008 05:02 AM

Man, that’s a lot of box joints. I guess you didn’t have much else to do back then. :-)

Looks good though!

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

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#2 posted 03-16-2008 05:07 AM

Thanks Gary. There were about 15 of us in the woodshop class and we all were required to build one of these. I think we all became experts at making the box joint.

-- bryano

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#3 posted 03-16-2008 05:35 AM

Wow. I am impressed. In the 9th grade I wouldn’t have had a clue how to build something like this (I probably would struggle even now). I can well understand why you became an box joint expert.

I am glad to see that you still have the piece after 25 years. It speaks volumes about your skills and the craftmanship that went into the box.

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

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#4 posted 03-16-2008 05:37 AM

Very nice. It tool till I was in my 40s to do things that nice :)

-- Anchul - Warrensburg, MO: As a Pastor, I am just trying to get closer to Jesus. He was a woodworker too.

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#5 posted 03-16-2008 09:00 AM

Nice project Bryano – looks like it has stood the test of time. Box joints are strong after all.

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

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#6 posted 03-16-2008 10:58 AM

Hi Bryano;

Man that’s a lot of box joints. I guess you mastered it in one project.

Your fortunate you still have it.

I have none of the projects from my youth.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 03-16-2008 11:37 AM

Hi Bryano

It is nice to have some of our fiirst work.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 03-16-2008 01:23 PM

Hi Bryano, Wow, very nice project. Looks like you easily get another 25 years out of this, Looks good, very strong, nice design and I like the colors.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 03-16-2008 03:37 PM

Wow, I’d be proud to turn out this piece now, let alone in 9th grade shop class. Looks like an “A” project to me!

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

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#10 posted 03-16-2008 05:21 PM

That is a nice chest of drawers. I wish I had pics of the things I gave away ( woodshop 9th gr.) I once made a gun rack and gave it to a family member for a birthday gift, everyone in the house laughed, it wasn’t until years later that I found out that the guy didn’t even own a gun. He used it to hold different things like small fishing poles and as a hat rack. (Ha ha ha) It was the thought that counts. I think of that ever so often. Good thought and funny.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#11 posted 03-16-2008 05:56 PM

Thanks for all of the nice coments. this project, it being around the house brings back the memories of how much fun it is to work with wood and also reminds me that you dont have to use power tools to make joints, a hand saw and chisel work great. Remembering the joy of woodworking is what got me started back at it for about 2 years now. Im still trying to relearn what I was taught back in Jr. High Woodshop, I just might have to build another one of these.

-- bryano

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#12 posted 03-16-2008 07:32 PM

Cool. I like the drawer pulls. (slots?) Lots of glue surface on those box joints.

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#13 posted 03-23-2008 06:20 AM

thanks rikkor, If i remember right I used a holesaw and a jig saw for the slots.

-- bryano

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#14 posted 01-30-2010 10:37 PM

beautiful, absolutiy beautiful

-- Eric Rubash, Nashville, [email protected]

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