7-drawer bureau

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Project by Dave S posted 01-12-2016 02:48 AM 1579 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the biggest thing I’ve ever made. Nothing larger will fit out of my basement. Fit it out by about an inch. I made this custom for a friend; it’s the second piece I’ve sold. 5 feet wide, 2 deep, 32in tall. Sides of the case and the dust frames are 3/4 baltic birch. The face frame is poplar. The drawers are all poplar. Top is maple. Drawers run on the dust frames. Hand cut the scroll at the bottom. The drawers are dovetailed, which was new for me. Making them inset was a first as well and honestly it was probably a level of precision above me; required lots of shaving down to ensure the gap was even all around. First row is 6 in tall. Middle row is 8 tall. Bottom is 9 tall. Middle top drawer has built-in jewelry boxes—a hidden compartment, a felt-lined removable middle box, and a top small-boxes container that slides back to reveal the middle layer—just a fun little addition.

Case is light gray milk paint and GF satin poly that warmed it up to a light off white. Top stained with GF Java Gel oil and same poly.

-- Faking it 'till I make it.

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#1 posted 01-12-2016 02:49 PM

looks very nice

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#2 posted 01-12-2016 02:59 PM

Great design, very nice chest of drawers.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 01-15-2016 02:32 AM

Mighty Fine project/work congrats.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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