Walnut and maple dresser

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Project by Chaotic posted 04-29-2015 09:45 PM 1986 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished up this custom designed solid walnut and maple dresser. Half blind dovetails join the case sides, the drawers have through dovetails at the front and rear and sliding dovetails for both the front and rear drawer stretcher to case joinery. It stands about 54” tall, 36” wide and 21” deep. Hand turned walnut knobs cut from some quartersawn walnut I set aside when milling some bowl blank stock a few years ago. The drawer heights increase incrementally. The top row is 7”, next is 8” and so on progressing to 11” at the bottom.

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#1 posted 04-29-2015 10:38 PM

Beautiful work and excellent joinery, well done Chaotic.

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#2 posted 04-29-2015 10:43 PM

Very nice !!

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#3 posted 04-30-2015 12:19 AM

That tiger maple is just unreal! This is a beautiful piece for whoever gets it. Very, very nice. TOP shelf joinery too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 04-30-2015 02:06 AM

Nicely done, joinery is tight.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 04-30-2015 06:33 AM

Looks very clean and precise, and I like the design. Nicely done.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#6 posted 04-30-2015 11:05 AM

The contrast in wood is beautiful then you get into the design of the chest but to top it off the joinery puts it over the top. Great job man.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#7 posted 04-30-2015 12:24 PM

Gorgeous work. Love the wood matching you did

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#8 posted 04-30-2015 12:53 PM

That is really pretty. The contrast between walnut and maple is striking. How was it finished?

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#9 posted 04-30-2015 01:36 PM

nice work

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#10 posted 04-30-2015 01:40 PM

Thanks everyone. It had several firsts for me in construction, which was a bit stressful since it was a commision. The finish is Arm-R-Seal satin, 4 coats.

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#11 posted 04-30-2015 02:22 PM

Beautiful piece! Nicely done.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#12 posted 04-30-2015 08:00 PM

Love the combination of black walnut and maple – that’s the same as my bedroom set now. It’ll get even better once the maple ages a bit and gets more yellow/brown in it.

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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#13 posted 04-30-2015 08:04 PM

Wow! This turned out beautifully. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 05-01-2015 10:57 PM

really nice piece and the joinery is A1

-- Greg Simon

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