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Cherry chest w/figured maple drawer fronts

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Project by nuckleheadbob posted 08-26-2015 04:24 PM 2298 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this chest in a book by Glen Huey. It was too big for the room so I had to modify the length a bit. The carcass is frame and panel and the drawers are hand cut dovetailed with black dyed maple pulls. The drawer bottoms are 5/8 in popular and the back is tongue and groove 1/2 in popular. Finished with wiping varnish.

-- Bob, Dogtown Richmond Va





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Picklehead

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#1 posted 08-26-2015 05:26 PM

Beautiful build using a beautiful combination of woods.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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pintodeluxe

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#2 posted 08-26-2015 06:01 PM

The way the carcase is framed at the top… my goodness… that thing will be bulletproof. I never would have dreamt that up. It sure looks strong and handsome too.
Nice work.

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

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#3 posted 08-26-2015 07:20 PM

can you tell us which/about the drawer slide system you used?

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#4 posted 08-26-2015 11:04 PM

I love the look of maple over cherry!
Lovely piece.

-- Doug...

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Roger

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#5 posted 08-26-2015 11:49 PM

Very stunning build. Those dyed drawer pulls really help that Maple pop. I likes it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#6 posted 08-27-2015 01:27 AM

Nice piece of work. Not sure why but it brings to mind a math puzzle. Very cool.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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Rockfoot

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#7 posted 08-27-2015 12:42 PM

Nice. I like the figured drawer fronts.

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#8 posted 08-27-2015 01:04 PM

Thanks everyone for the kind words.
Missedalot asked about the drawer slides. The drawers ride on the frames inside the carcass. Its all old school methods, no plywood and no mechanical fasteners. I also built a mirror with the scraps so I guess I’ll post that soon.
Fuigb, math puzzle?

-- Bob, Dogtown Richmond Va

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#9 posted 08-27-2015 01:28 PM

Very nice work, looks beautiful!

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#10 posted 08-27-2015 02:30 PM

Stunning work! Truly shows off some serious skills.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#11 posted 08-27-2015 04:21 PM

That’s a beauty, Bob. Way to go.

-- Matt, Northern CA

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