Chest of Drawers #2

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Project by crsowa posted 07-08-2015 02:55 PM 1483 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alright…. I know that I have been posting quite a few projects the last three days, but I had to catch up since it had been a while. This should be the last for a little while at least.

Just finished up this Chest of Drawers for my 2 year old Daughter yesterday. This one is a similar design as my previous one, but many differences also. This one is Walnut (with sapwood) frame with Maple panels and spalted Maple drawer fronts.

I debated making the panels from solid spalted maple, but went with maple ply instead for stability. I also added curved rails on this chest of drawers and a nice curved bevel/taper to the legs on this one.

The handles are spalted maple and walnut also. Drawers are all blind dovetails made with my Akeda jig.

Finish: Rubio Monocoat Pure oil 2C, finished with Rennaissance wax. (The monocoat has a very flat finish on its own, flatter than I liked, so the Rennaissance wax was just used to give a light luster to the wood).

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

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#1 posted 07-08-2015 04:13 PM

I really like this one, the spalting in the maple and the walnut work really well together, well done

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#2 posted 07-08-2015 04:16 PM

This is really nice and I like the design.

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

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#3 posted 07-08-2015 04:56 PM

Looks great. The design and materials are really nice. The drawer pulls are interesting.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#4 posted 07-08-2015 07:23 PM

beautiful dresser

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#5 posted 07-08-2015 08:33 PM

beautiful work. The spalted maple front looks great and the walnut and spalted maple handles are a great detail.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 07-08-2015 10:08 PM

Beautiful chest of drawers. The walnut on top is especially nice. Lucky daughter.

-- Ben in Va

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#7 posted 07-09-2015 12:14 AM

This is a beautiful chest of drawers. The walnut/spalted maple work perfectly together. I love the drawer pulls but probably would have placed them all horizontally (not a criticism, just me).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 07-09-2015 12:38 AM

Top quality craftsmanship. Well done…

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#9 posted 07-09-2015 01:08 AM

Nice combination of woods along with cool design element. A stand out piece of furniture, nice execution!

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#10 posted 07-09-2015 04:26 AM

excellent work!! I love the wood choices.

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#11 posted 07-09-2015 06:51 AM

Great work. The contrast in color works really well.

-- Dreaming patterns

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#12 posted 07-09-2015 02:32 PM

I love it when woodworkers post the pictures they know they would want to see of someone else’s project. Only thing I would have done differently…is keep it for myself!!!

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#13 posted 07-09-2015 04:46 PM

Really like the pulls, they are elegant. Good job on the dovetails (I am a big Akeda fan). Are those 7 degree or 9 degree?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#14 posted 07-10-2015 09:45 AM

Very thought out and well designed/and constructed. You’ve given me a different attitude about sap wood, love how you made it flow into the design.

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