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Ben's Chest of Drawers

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Project by BamaCummins posted 09-26-2008 06:54 PM 2122 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally completed part 2 of Ben’s Bedroom Furniture. Boy, was this a challenge for me. I realize more than ever how important correct dimensions and squareness are when building a chest with flush drawers. Wasn’t perferct, but still looks pretty good for a boy’s bedroom.

Next will be the nightstand to complete the set.

-- "I don't know, we haven't played Alabama yet." -- Vince Lombardi after being asked what it felt like to be the greatest football team in the world just after winning the '66 Super Bowl.





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Icemizer

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#1 posted 09-26-2008 07:12 PM

Looks good! I like the wall at the top back. Kids are always pushing things behind the dresser.

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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romansfivefive

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#2 posted 09-26-2008 07:19 PM

It looks great. I love dark hardware.

I always worry about tall dressers in a boy’s room. Perhaps it is early memories of being pulled out from under one when I used the drawers as a set of stairs… that said if my parents were to remove any furniture that I would eventually misuse and hurt myself with, i would have slept on the floor of an empty room.

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#3 posted 09-26-2008 09:19 PM

Great job. Drawers like that will definitely test your skills!

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

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pashley

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#4 posted 09-26-2008 09:38 PM

Nice. Did you use plans? Something I could get online?

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BamaCummins

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#5 posted 09-26-2008 10:15 PM

Yes, the plans were from Wood Magazine October 2002. I did modify them some though.

-- "I don't know, we haven't played Alabama yet." -- Vince Lombardi after being asked what it felt like to be the greatest football team in the world just after winning the '66 Super Bowl.

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#6 posted 09-26-2008 10:37 PM

Your boy will be proud of that forever.

Thanks for sharing

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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kansas

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#7 posted 09-27-2008 02:03 AM

That turned out very nice. Next time it will go much faster!

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#8 posted 09-27-2008 03:02 PM

Man, that came out super nice. I’m going to try one of those when I get a little more experience under my belt.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#9 posted 02-23-2009 12:38 AM

Hi there Bamma,
THanks for the comments on my chest. Thought I’ check out yours. Looks real good neat job. Is the timber ash and the insides of the drawers poplar? I have some poplar and it has that same greenish tinge mixed with cream.

-- Dave D

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BamaCummins

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#10 posted 02-23-2009 05:03 PM

The drawers are poplar. Didn’t mind the color in this application. Just finished with wipe on poly.

-- "I don't know, we haven't played Alabama yet." -- Vince Lombardi after being asked what it felt like to be the greatest football team in the world just after winning the '66 Super Bowl.

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#11 posted 07-17-2009 06:43 AM

Very nice chest there, Bama. Flush drawers are always a challenge, and looks like you did a fine job with them.

-- SteveL

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#12 posted 07-17-2009 07:41 AM

Nice chest Ben

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