Lingerie Chest

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Project by handi posted 2531 days ago 1726 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Again, another gift for my wife that I’ve finally gotten good photos of.

The chest is all in cherry. I aquired a lovely board that had swirled black sap lines in it. I cut the drawer fronts so that the hardware is centered on the swirls. A 12’ by 8” wide board yeilded the five drawer fronts!

The legs are solid to the top of the piece adding strength.

The top section opens to form a small jewelry box.

The second photo was taken shortly after it was made. You can see how rich the cherry has become in 4 years.


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#1 posted 2531 days ago

very nice…i like the legs…beautiful wood…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 2531 days ago

Again, very nice and well thought out. A good use of what the Lord provided.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 2531 days ago

Very elegant looking. I bet your wife likes it and is proud of you.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 2531 days ago

Nice looking chest. Great looking wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 2531 days ago

Gotta second Thos. Great idea on the hardware placement. What finish did you use?
Thanks for sharing this.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 2531 days ago


Finish is water based poly sprayed on with a cheap Rockler HVLP system. I like the ease of use of the poly and get good results with it. It is VERY durable.


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#7 posted 2530 days ago

gorgeous. What a wonderful gift. The Ms. must have fell in love all over again :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 2530 days ago

Hey my wife has a lingerie chest too, oh wait, no she keeps lingerie on her chest sorry, wrong forum..

Seriously, beautiful work.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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