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Mid Century Inspired Dresser

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Project by david_larch posted 05-16-2016 07:51 PM 1580 views 10 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Claro Walnut and Black Walnut mid century inspired dresser with Black Cherry drawers, tapered feet and walnut pinned joints. The top and drawer fronts all came from one stunning piece of highly figured Claro Walnut that I had saved for just the right piece. The drawers are graduated and sit on hidden soft close slides. The case sides and drawer joints are all pinned with walnut dowels for added strength and a rare bit of detailing indulgence. Blind mortise web interior construction.

81 individual pieces
9 glueups
86 walnut pinned joints
Graduated drawers in American Black Cherry with undermount soft close slides
Black Walnut case
Highly figured Claro Walnut top and drawer fronts all came from one board


-- www.alibiwoodworks.com





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#1 posted 05-16-2016 07:54 PM

That is awesome. The grain of the walnut is spectacular.

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#2 posted 05-16-2016 08:01 PM

At first it looks like it’s not sanded and finished, something like pallet projects, but at close look I saw whole beauty of it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 05-16-2016 08:07 PM

Sweet figure to that Walnut makes for an Awesome piece!
Family heirloom for sure.

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 05-16-2016 10:37 PM

I truly agree with the comments about the grain of your piece. Just amazingly beautiful.

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#5 posted 05-16-2016 11:43 PM

quite a stunning dresser. very nicely crafted

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#6 posted 05-16-2016 11:51 PM

Wow! That is a spectacular looking dresser.
Just awesome.

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#7 posted 05-17-2016 12:13 AM

Sweet! The figure in those drawer fronts & top are out of this world fantastic.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#8 posted 05-17-2016 01:21 AM

The beauty of the wood almost takes away from the craftsmanship but looks like you done it justice. Very nice work.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#9 posted 05-17-2016 01:02 PM

Nice dresser- beautiful walnut

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 05-17-2016 01:32 PM

Very nice.

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#11 posted 05-17-2016 02:18 PM

Very nice piece! Love the joinery and figured wood. Just going to throw it out to the Jocks here because I’m curious for input. How much do you think a beautiful piece like this would sell for? I’m going to estimate $5000.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#12 posted 05-17-2016 02:22 PM

Beautiful work!

-- David - Tucson, AZ

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#13 posted 05-17-2016 04:03 PM

This dresser is nice looking.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#14 posted 05-17-2016 04:04 PM

Wonderful design and construction! You sure put that beautiful Claro Walnut to good use.

-- β€œAnd the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#15 posted 05-17-2016 05:33 PM

beautiful

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