LumberJocks

Five Drawer Dresser

  • Advertise with us
Project by Texcaster posted 09-25-2014 04:54 AM 1480 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Five Drawer Dresser
Five Drawer Dresser No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

This design is over 30 years old, one of my first in Australia. I can’t remember how many times it has been repeated, different sizes, six drs. I have included the prototype, box joints cut on the bandsaw. The timber is Qld. Kauri Pine, the prototype is salvaged Hoop Pine.

Hardwood wear strips glued the pine drawer sides. Canoe prow bench a gift from a mate.

Prototype

Sun and moonrise from my verandah.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.





4 comments so far

View AnthonyReed's profile

AnthonyReed

8735 posts in 1905 days


#1 posted 09-25-2014 02:39 PM

Very nice, beautiful drawer faces. The prototype aged so well.

Good to see your loyal model.

Thanks Bill.

-- ~Tony

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

23175 posts in 2331 days


#2 posted 09-25-2014 02:41 PM

It’s a nice looking dresser. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View kaerlighedsbamsen's profile

kaerlighedsbamsen

1177 posts in 1178 days


#3 posted 09-25-2014 03:27 PM

Beauttifull pieze! Like how the smaller drawers sourrounds th elarger. And like the overall feel.
Makes me tink of Japan and simplicity- but with the advanced woodworks laying underneath the surface for those who look to see.
Would you care to share a littel more regarding size, construction and design considerations?

Thanks for sharing!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

View Texcaster's profile

Texcaster

1140 posts in 1139 days


#4 posted 09-25-2014 10:46 PM

First thanks for the comments fellas,

Some design details… at 1115mm x 745mm it is close to the golden mean. ( The prototype was mostly design by default, that is the timber I had dictated the size )

The drawers are graduated by 50mm. I have made them 25mm graduations but the dresser has to be taller and have more drawers.

Whatever size the dresser is, I like to have the top divisions look square, these aren’t. 150mmx 160mm is close enough to get the effect.

Most of what I do is Chinese and Papua New Guinea influenced. Almost everything I make has some paint, oil based and thinned at least 50%, many times 75%.

Construction details….Box construction with stretcher frames glued and screwed at the front. Hardwood for the drawers to ride on and hardwood glued to the bottom of the drawer sides.

Yeah Tony these guy are still hanging out.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com