9-Drawer Cabinet Project

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Project by WoodCzech posted 05-01-2015 06:33 PM 1633 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished this Cherry wood project a couple of months ago – was very interesting & challenging. I used a project out of WoodSmith mag for a dresser chest & my wife wanted me to cut down on ALL dimensions (was a late Christmas gift!) so it took a while to revise all dimensions. First time for using a wood dyes – I was skeptical at first but it turned out pretty good.

-- Don

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#1 posted 05-01-2015 06:49 PM

Nice work, although it looks like 12 drawers to me…

-- Perilous to all of us are the devices of an art deeper than we ourselves possess. --Gandalf the Grey

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#2 posted 05-01-2015 07:10 PM

Nope – still 9-drawer chest! 3 small & 6 large drawers!

-- Don

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#3 posted 05-01-2015 07:19 PM

Very nice.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 05-01-2015 08:40 PM

Looks nice. The cherry turned out beautifully.

-- Ben in Va

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#5 posted 05-01-2015 10:35 PM

Looks good. Cherry is a nice wood to work with and looks good when finished.
Plans are made to give you something to change from and you did a good job on the changes.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 05-01-2015 10:52 PM

love it – great job – the color combo is done perfectly

-- Greg Simon

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#7 posted 05-02-2015 01:38 AM

Very nice. Like the contrasting color of the base and top.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#8 posted 05-02-2015 02:53 PM

great job, looks really nice!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#9 posted 05-02-2015 03:37 PM

That’s a great piece, I’ll bet you had fun on that. I too like the contrast of colors.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#10 posted 05-02-2015 06:45 PM

Would you share what dyes you used and your overall finish plan?

Great work.


-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#11 posted 05-15-2015 04:17 PM

Sorry for long delay in sharing the finish on this project – been out of pocket for the last couple of weeks.

I used a Minwax Cherry wood 50/50 mix of stain & Gel stain for the cabinet. For the top & base (and drawer handles), I used a 4:1 ratio of Natural Antique Cherry dye to Honey Amber Maple dye mixture (in 12 oz of warm water). The final finish involved 4 coats of Polyurethane sanding between coats.

Hope that helps.


-- Don

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