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Project by Vetman posted 01-09-2016 03:10 PM 1420 views 8 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone, While I’ve be perusing this site for some time, I decided to join up to both share my work and to learn from everyone else.
This was one of my latest large projects to do. I needed a new chest of drawers and just couldn’t find anything I liked at any furniture store. So I did what I’m sure most of us do in these types of situations, I drew up plans of my own and proceeded to build my own. It is made of walnut and hard maple. It’s @5’ tall, 42” wide, and 18” deep. The drawers are also hard maple and are dovetailed and have soft close slides. The finish is hand rub Tung Oil.





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#1 posted 01-09-2016 03:18 PM

Beautiful design and well executed.

I AM concerned about the design of the top. You’ve got what appears to be a solid panel banded with mitered solid banding on all four sides. I’m afraid you’re going to see issues with that as the top “moves” during humidity changes.

Good Luck!

Be Careful!

Herb

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#2 posted 01-09-2016 03:22 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Very nice dresser. I love the inlay!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#3 posted 01-09-2016 04:08 PM

impressive debut on the site – welcome aboard!

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 01-09-2016 05:14 PM

Most excellent!

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#5 posted 01-09-2016 05:26 PM

I like it!

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#6 posted 01-09-2016 05:50 PM

I don’t even know why you would go to a furniture store when you have skills like that. This is gorgeous.

-- Chuck, Minnesota

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#7 posted 01-09-2016 07:11 PM

Those circle lines make it extra unusual.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 01-10-2016 10:54 AM

Great work. This is definitely an eye popper.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#9 posted 01-10-2016 11:30 AM

Wow! Love the design. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

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#10 posted 01-10-2016 02:22 PM

Beautiful. You did a great job on this.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#11 posted 01-10-2016 03:50 PM

Welcome to LJs
This is a wonderful design and a way cool chest. Just wondering about the circle designs are the inlaid or routered ?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#12 posted 01-11-2016 01:48 AM



Beautiful design and well executed.

I AM concerned about the design of the top. You ve got what appears to be a solid panel banded with mitered solid banding on all four sides. I m afraid you re going to see issues with that as the top “moves” during humidity changes.

Good Luck!

Be Careful!

Herb

- HerbC

I was a little concerned about that as well but past projects have shown very little movement in walnut and maple in my area. If it should happen I can always make a new top.

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Vetman

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#13 posted 01-11-2016 01:50 AM



Welcome to LJs
This is a wonderful design and a way cool chest. Just wondering about the circle designs are the inlaid or routered ?

- a1Jim

Both actually, I routed out the design. Then I inlaid 1/8” thick strips of walnut into the maple.

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#14 posted 01-11-2016 01:51 AM

And Thank you all for the nice welcome and comments.

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#15 posted 01-11-2016 02:02 AM

Thanks for the info, one more question,how do you open the drawer without handles?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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