Cherry chest on chest-dovetailed carcass

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Project by sawdustdad posted 12-24-2015 01:11 PM 953 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Close copy of a version from Fine Woodworking (I think it’s a Lonnie Bird design). Curly cherry drawers.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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#1 posted 12-25-2015 12:58 AM

Beautiful heirloom love the dove tail joints.

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#2 posted 12-25-2015 01:00 AM

That’s a beautiful piece!! Well done !!

-- Carl, Iowa

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#3 posted 12-25-2015 03:35 AM

Thank you. It was my first attempt at cock beading the drawers. Time consuming, but it adds a lot to the look. Also used similar cock beading on the slant front secretary desk drawers in the other project I posted.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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#4 posted 12-25-2015 04:14 AM

Very nice workmanship! A lovely piece of furniture.


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#5 posted 12-26-2015 05:08 AM

I love that and it’s great work. I love working with cherry.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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#6 posted 12-28-2015 06:38 PM

That is just beautiful. Cherry is one of my favorite woods to work with. Very nice work

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