Shaker Dresser w/ Seven Drawers - Painted

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Shaker Dresser w/ Seven Drawers - Painted
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Seven drawers in four rows
Two drawers have locks and sliding tills
188 hand cut dovetails

Painted with Farrow & Ball, Estate Eggshell
Shellac Inside

Photo: Lance Patterson

See my blog series for more information and photos of the build:

-- Charles -

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#1 posted 01-09-2013 10:21 PM

That’s 8 drawers!

Just kidding, but made you look. Nice project. I was going to ask you what kind of joinery you used to attach the web frames to the sides.

Thanks, and again – well done!

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

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#2 posted 01-09-2013 10:39 PM

Very functional and looks sturdy! Great work.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#3 posted 01-09-2013 10:43 PM

That’s lot’s of work on all those dovetails. Nice looking chest.


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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 01-10-2013 12:18 AM

Very nice and a good combination of colour
Sounds as if it is a nice piece of joinery.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 01-10-2013 01:27 AM

Not a fan of painted objects , but there are exceptions !! This is beautiful , not only in design , but the color scheme as well. Great photography really brings this to life : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 01-10-2013 01:35 AM

Beautiful! Are the outlines of the dovetails apparent through the paint?

-- “Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.” —Bertolt Brecht

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#7 posted 01-10-2013 02:20 AM

Thank you all!

Pintodeluxe- The divider frames are dovetailed in the sides of the case. I’ve added a link above to my blog posts about the build and you can see the dovetails in a few of the pictures.

Bonobo- No, the dovetails are not visible right now, but with time and seasonal movement they should start to show through. That’s actually why I chose to use through dovetails in the case rather than halfblinds.

-- Charles -

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 01-10-2013 03:28 AM

Very nice looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Johannes Poehlmann

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#9 posted 01-10-2013 11:39 AM

very nice. I like this shaker style very much.

-- Johannes, Nuremberg Germany,

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#10 posted 01-10-2013 12:59 PM

Charles as usual superb. Love anything Shaker. Agree with Dusty really not into painted but this is beautiful.


-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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#11 posted 01-10-2013 02:48 PM

I like this!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#12 posted 01-10-2013 03:03 PM

Great build and neat joinery! Like the design and the paint job of this beautiful dresser.


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#13 posted 01-10-2013 04:02 PM


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#14 posted 01-11-2013 01:25 AM

nice job! well thought out

-- Greg Simon

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