Curly Cherry Dresser #1: Gettin' There!

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Blog entry by oldskoolg77 posted 03-15-2010 07:06 AM 1116 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Curly Cherry Dresser series Part 2: dry fitting case dividers & drawers »

Guys(and gals!) here is the project I am currently woking on;
Seems like forever ago when I built these case sides, I selected these cherry boards from different logs. That in itself took some time, the ribbon curly cherry is not so abundant as some other figured species. Anyway I kept my eye out and finally found enough, and got it dry, I air dried the lumber in my shop using dehumidifacation methods, while hand selecting the drawer front boards. They all have the ribbon curl as well. I just love this type of cherry. Anyway used slip tenon joinery on the rails & stiles, and the material is 15/16”, raised panels are a little proud of the sides. Turned out nice, cant wait to oil these! The drawers are also ribbon figured cherry, same process as the sides. Drawers are solid cherry except the bottoms, they are 1/2” birch ply. I used a drawer lock bit for the joinery, and plan to dowel the joints soon, maybe walnut dowels, probly cherry. Wooden dovetail slides for the drawer slides, I guess those will contain the only screws in the whole project! I had to allow for the cross grain expansion right….. Well thats enough blogging for now, I am ready to glue up the case now, more to come, thanks for looking. Also check out my ebay store for year round figured lumber, green lumber, and air dried lumber as well.”


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#1 posted 03-15-2010 07:08 AM

They look super

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 08:31 AM

Nice looking there..

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#4 posted 03-15-2010 05:03 PM

Going to be a nice blog, great start.

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