Chest of drawers for my wife

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Project by Boris posted 02-24-2013 09:58 PM 1682 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys, last December I started building a chest of drawer for my wife, today I finally finished it. I only worked on it a few hours every weekend, well every weekend that it was not too cold. This is so far the larges woodworking project I have done. it was the first time I try to make bracket feet and I have to say it was not difficult at all. When I first designed it it has 6 drawers but my wife asked to have fewer but deeper drawers so I changed the design, I was a little upset because it looked like a file cabinet to me. I think after all it came out pretty good the overall size are 25 1/4×22 x 53 1/4 the joinery for the drawers are half blind dove tail that I did with may incra LS positioner ( I also build a router table for it but I have not been able to apply the finish coat because of the weather been to cold the table took me like 3 months in the making as soon as I apply the finish I going to post some pictures) the wood is oak the drawers front are quartet sawn oak veneer also a first time with veneer.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 02-24-2013 10:43 PM

Great job.


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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 02-24-2013 11:21 PM

That’s really clean and nice. You have a great eye for detail

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#3 posted 02-24-2013 11:41 PM

Nice chest of drawers.

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#4 posted 02-25-2013 02:04 PM

That is really beautiful – beautiful gift for beautiful person!
I like the color combi too.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 02-25-2013 02:09 PM

Very nice piece. I bet that your wife loved it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 02-27-2013 02:40 AM

Thank you guys for your kind comments .

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#7 posted 02-27-2013 08:56 AM

It looks prety good.

my wife also likes deep drawers. You go figure why.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 02-27-2013 03:23 PM

Fantastic chest of drawers! Like the design specially the legs, great joinery and the choice of handles as well.

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#9 posted 01-01-2014 06:34 AM


Wonderful job!

Drawer guide control…

Looks like you have a slot routed in the sides of the drawers.

How far can you open a drawer before it tilts down?

Do you have Stops that prevent the drawers from accidentally pulled out?

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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