Walnut and maple dresser

  • Advertise with us
Project by Chaotic posted 04-29-2015 09:45 PM 1500 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.

14 comments so far

View waho6o9's profile


7119 posts in 1997 days

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

Beautiful work and excellent joinery, well done Chaotic.

View Shawn LaFleur's profile

Shawn LaFleur

75 posts in 1062 days

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

Very nice !!

View jaykaypur's profile


3996 posts in 1828 days

#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!

View Rick M.'s profile

Rick M.

7699 posts in 1800 days

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

Nicely done, joinery is tight.


View bobasaurus's profile


2587 posts in 2604 days

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

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

-- Allen, Colorado

View XrayJay's profile


167 posts in 1399 days

#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

View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Kaleb the Swede

1720 posts in 1389 days

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

Gorgeous work. Love the wood matching you did

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

View CB_Cohick's profile


448 posts in 671 days

#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.

View david38's profile


2386 posts in 1763 days

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

nice work

View Chaotic's profile


227 posts in 2893 days

#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.

View drewpy's profile


568 posts in 777 days

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

Beautiful piece! Nicely done.

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

View grfrazee's profile


385 posts in 1560 days

#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=-

View helluvawreck's profile


22669 posts in 2287 days

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

Wow! This turned out beautifully. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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 gsimon's profile


1153 posts in 1533 days

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

really nice piece and the joinery is A1

-- Greg Simon

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