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This is a chest that I made for my oldest son when we found out he was coming into the world. I did not build the crib or any of that stuff for reasons of safety. I did, however, build this chest for storage.

The entire chest is made out of soft maple The frames and top (the ligther colors) are simply a wipe-on polyurethane finish. The panels are finished with amber shellac. I love some contrasting colors in my pieces.

The drawer slide on the dust frames under each drawer. They also get hung up on the frame and panel sides somehow. I have not been able to figure that one out yet. This is going to cause me to so an overhaul of the drawers. I am going to rebuild the boxes, reattach the faces, and put them on Blum Tandem slide. This will make the wife happier.

Hope you all enjoy,

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#1 posted 07-06-2008 05:33 AM

Looks real nice – good job. Out of curiosity, why the two red knobs while all the rest appear to be either blue or green?


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#2 posted 07-06-2008 05:36 AM

Color theme for the nursery was primary colors. The only colors the wife wanted on the knobs was blue, red, and green.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#3 posted 07-06-2008 05:41 AM

Great looking piece. I love how you created the color contrast.

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

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#4 posted 07-06-2008 01:49 PM

Nice work!

Thanks for the post


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#5 posted 07-06-2008 02:10 PM


This is a really nice chest. The figured maple along with the contrasting finishes add visual interest to the piece.

Well done.

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#6 posted 07-06-2008 02:33 PM

Great job on the chest. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#7 posted 07-06-2008 10:15 PM

Nice job Rob. It looks like you got back into it.

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#8 posted 07-07-2008 04:33 AM

Beautiful chest, good build

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#9 posted 07-09-2008 02:29 PM

Great chest Rob! I like the contrast as well as the size of this piece, looks to be ample storage for any child. Where can I get the plans for this piece? Thanks for the post.

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#10 posted 08-12-2009 02:52 PM

I like it. I don’t have a child nor am I expecting one yet. However, I have contemplated building a crib for one someday. I have thought about not installing the hardward perfectly and my kid being hurt in some way by something I built. That would really kill me. So I think I’ll just buy a nice one and make a changing table or something too.

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