Poplar Foyer Chest

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Project by DocsDesigns posted 10-24-2015 11:50 AM 1617 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ironically after building furniture for over a year now, this is my first project with drawers. We needed a storage chest in our foyer to replace an old set of drawers from year is ago. I designed this to fit the bill from start to finish. It’s 1-1/2” poplar frame construction with poplar plywood inset panels trimmed with ogre moulding. I created the top with doubled over 3/4” poplar plywood with edge banding. Drawer boxes are Baltic birch with mitered dryer fronts/faces. This was also my first opportunity to use my new Earlex HVLP sprayer and got awesome results! Blended a custom color stain and finished it off with a spar urethane finish. Needless to say the wife is very happy and I have some furniture orders coming in.

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#1 posted 10-24-2015 12:10 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks

Very nice looking piece

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#2 posted 10-24-2015 02:51 PM

That’s a beautiful chest of drawers.

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#3 posted 10-24-2015 06:30 PM

Nice, very nice. Great details on the drawers, like the molding.

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#4 posted 10-24-2015 11:33 PM

Looks great! Good job on the drawers.

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#5 posted 10-24-2015 11:45 PM

Thanks guys! I did the drawers with a MLCS mitered drawer bit and tongue/groove bits to join to the face. I like the look more so than a traditional rail/stile front.

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#6 posted 10-25-2015 12:09 AM

Really nice looking piece, I love the proportions and details.

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#7 posted 10-25-2015 01:53 AM

Nice chest. The color turned out well.

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