Cherry Chest of Drawers

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Project by deepsleep posted 09-05-2012 10:00 AM 1448 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first posting but the project was actually done a few years ago. I’m finally getting around to figuring out how to put pictures on here!
Anyway, this is a cherry chest of drawers that I built for my daughter. We were in need of furniture but were short on money. This chest was done as cheaply as I could figure out! The drawer fronts are solid cherry. The rest of the case was done with 1/4 cherry plywood over poplar framing. The drawer bodies I made out of some cheap 1/2 inch plywood from home depot! They don’t look so great, but they seem to function okay.

Hopefully I can upload some of my other projects over the next few days.

Thanks for looking!

-- Steve, Southern Oregon. So many tools, so little time....

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#1 posted 09-05-2012 11:03 AM

Looks good to me. Not every piece of furniture needs to be solid wood.

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 09-05-2012 11:42 AM

Very nice work, looks real good. How did you finish it? Looks like natural cherry, with a clear finish.
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 09-05-2012 02:06 PM

HEY fellow southern Oregonian Great looking chest of drawers Steve.


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#4 posted 09-05-2012 02:07 PM

Wow top notch work, gongrats

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 09-05-2012 02:08 PM

Very nice, looks like you did a great job!


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#6 posted 09-05-2012 03:14 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Oldtool- You are right about the finish. It was finished with a few coats of garnet shellac.

-- Steve, Southern Oregon. So many tools, so little time....

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#7 posted 09-05-2012 05:07 PM

Great job on your chest of drawers. I like seeing what others have done with veneered plywood on the sides. I will be starting a 7-drawer chest soon that will also make use of veneered plywood sides, in much the same fashion as yours. Thanks for sharing.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 09-06-2012 08:54 AM

Nice looking dresser.

Posting is like falling off a bicycle, once you’ve done it, you never forget how :-)

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#9 posted 04-17-2017 11:00 AM

Wow! This is such a beautiful piece and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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