My Mom Shaker Style Chest of Drawers #6: Mom Shaker Style Chest of Drawers is finish!

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 06-06-2008 04:24 AM 1450 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally got mom’s dresser finish, I made a few midstakes on the drawers, but other than that I think it came out great. Mom is happy with it. I hope to do better work once I get some better power tools. :) If you guys dont like it tell me and if I can do anything better let me know.

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#1 posted 06-06-2008 05:20 AM


Great looking chest. I have never had the courage to make inset drawer fronts. What type of finish did you use?

As Jarrod said- your mom must be very happy.

The only suggestion I would make is that, on your next chest, you could make the top sit on the sides and back instead of inside of them. Maybe even make the top have a little overhang on the front and sides. Just a thought.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 06-06-2008 05:29 AM

I use a oak stain and a poly as the final finish. thanks for the the suggestion Lew.

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#3 posted 06-06-2008 06:02 AM

looks good…this was a tough project to tackle as a “beginner”...I have not been so brave yet…I am sure you learned a lot!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 06-06-2008 11:11 AM


This is a nice looking chest. You have completed a fairly complicated woodworking project and are well on your path to becoming a cabinetmaker.

Thanks for the post. I have enjoyed this series.

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

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#5 posted 06-06-2008 12:26 PM

great job! you did a great job on this and i love the finish too! your mom must love it. thanks for the post.

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#6 posted 06-06-2008 02:04 PM


I’m sure your mom is extremely happy with the gift, and appropriately proud of her son. You did a great job.

-- Sola Gratia, John

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#7 posted 06-06-2008 02:17 PM

Great job guy1
You are on your way to becoming a great cabinetmaker.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#8 posted 06-06-2008 02:54 PM

I kind of like the top. Whole project looks good.

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#9 posted 06-06-2008 03:07 PM

Hey nice job for being a beginner. If I find a photo of the first one I did when I started I will post it for you all to see. My only advice is to keep on working with wood and making mom and yourself happy. We all started once and felt the same as you. This was a tough project to start with.
Great woodworking my friend.

-- Just believe and God will take care of the rest

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#10 posted 06-06-2008 03:28 PM

Thanks for the comments.

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#11 posted 10-09-2008 05:07 AM

Mom’s chest of drawers has L-O-V-E spelled all over it!! Great job CJ!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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