Chest of Drawers #1

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Project by crsowa posted 07-06-2015 06:37 PM 2938 views 37 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been woodworking for the last few years, as a hobby, and have recently started getting really into it. Finished this Chest of Drawers up in May for my 5 year old daughter. Solid Walnut and Cherry with Cherry ply panels. Reinforced dovetail rabbet drawers are Cherry and poplar. Made all of the pulls myself, and came up with these after many prototypes. The finish is General Finishes Enduro-Var semi-gloss, sprayed with a FujiSpray mini-mite.

-- Chris, Chef by day, wood worker by night... And most weekends...

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#1 posted 07-06-2015 07:06 PM

Excellent craftsmanship, a great design and beautiful wood. What a fantastic result.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 07-06-2015 07:55 PM

Wonderful job, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#3 posted 07-06-2015 08:20 PM

I like the design especially the curve on the frame. That is what sets it apart from the usual chest of drawers, and excellent choice of wood.

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#4 posted 07-06-2015 08:35 PM

beautiful build

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#5 posted 07-06-2015 08:52 PM


This deserves a Top 3! she’ll love it forever!

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#6 posted 07-06-2015 08:54 PM

Beautiful. really nice job.

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#7 posted 07-06-2015 10:31 PM

Amazing piece!

-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks

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#8 posted 07-06-2015 10:52 PM

Great design and well executed. You should be very happy with the results of your work.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#9 posted 07-06-2015 11:33 PM

Thanks all for the kind words. I cannot take credit for the design alone. This chest of drawers is based off plans from TWW. I am still working on designing larger items like this and mastering SketchUp.

-- Chris, Chef by day, wood worker by night... And most weekends...

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#10 posted 07-07-2015 12:09 AM

Great looking chest of drawers! I’m sure she’ll love it, and hand it down to her daughter!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#11 posted 07-07-2015 01:06 AM

Wow! That is one nice looking piece of work there. Great job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#12 posted 07-07-2015 04:43 AM

Wow… that is beautiful design and execution.


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#13 posted 07-07-2015 02:13 PM

Nice family heirloom there! Good job. I love the handles

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#14 posted 07-07-2015 02:48 PM

Quality looking chest. walnut and cherry are two of my favorite to pair together. nice job on the pulls.

-- Wisconsin Wildcat

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#15 posted 07-07-2015 05:14 PM

Great display of craftsmanship. Well done on all fronts: design selection, wood selection, craftsmanship, and finishing.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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