Four Drawers

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Project by Kevin Depies posted 11-10-2009 03:46 AM 2723 views 11 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m not sure what else to call it… it doesn’t really have much purpose. I actually designed & built this over a couple years ago when I first decided to get back into woodworking, but left it sitting around without any finish on it until now. I had just got my router table and wanted to build something small with frame & panel construction. The big mistake was the size; its too short to sit on the floor but almost too big to set on anything else. Anyway, build and learn.

Made of hard maple, maple plywood (HD junk which I regret using), and mahogany.

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#1 posted 11-10-2009 03:49 AM

This a great table with super design features ,nice finish an super all around build.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-10-2009 04:07 AM

Nice work!

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#3 posted 11-10-2009 04:21 AM

I like the looks. How big is it?

-- Kate,

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#4 posted 11-10-2009 04:24 AM

you look at it and say a big mistake,it’s to shot.I look at and say ” what a great looking table ”
just find something small to put in it,and enjoy.Great work

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#5 posted 11-10-2009 04:35 AM

Thanks, it is a neat design, just an odd size.

Kate – its 19” tall and about 10” square

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#6 posted 11-10-2009 05:01 AM

Another great build, Kevin! I think its small size is precisely its charm…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 11-10-2009 05:27 AM

Hi Kevin,

Love the table. I think I would hang it from the wall and call it a cabinet. Or, it could be a kid’s bedside table for a lamp or alarm clock, etc.


-- Jim

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#8 posted 11-10-2009 05:48 AM

It’s different, but neat looking, I like it

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#9 posted 11-10-2009 06:22 AM

Looks great. too short for sitting on the floor and too tall to set on a table, I’d call it a drawered stool and sit on it :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 11-10-2009 06:44 AM

I really like the style and lines of this project. It has nice proportions and a great use of contrasting woods.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#11 posted 11-10-2009 07:14 AM

That is a fantastic design. I can see matching bed side tables, chest of drawers etc… Maybe some felt lining in the drawers and you have a jewelry cabinet or watch curio.

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#12 posted 11-10-2009 08:39 AM

Very nice design, I like those drawers!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 11-10-2009 12:43 PM

it’s great,,just build another just like it,,set them 3 feet apart, put a nice slab over the two,, call it a nice desk..there you go..very nice work..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#14 posted 11-10-2009 05:19 PM

Maybe you should build a mini bed room set to match and then look for a family of midgets to seel it too. LOL

No matter what the size it looks great and I am sure you will find a use for it.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#15 posted 11-10-2009 05:51 PM

Haha, that’s hilarious Rex! Maybe that could be my niche : )

Thanks for the kind comments everyone, I didn’t think this one would get so much attention.

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