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Project by Ken posted 2422 days ago 1674 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest done from an American Woodworker article in 2005. Did it in Walnut instead of suggested oak just because wanted to do a Walnut project. Oil and varnish finish with the last few coats including wood filler to smooth out the normal uneven walnut. Hardware from 1920-1940 era. Took me the best part of a year (bunch of small projects in between). But darned if it didn’t work out! It was a surprise to me. And now my wife is saying it certainly would be nice to have a bed that matched it. So beginning to think about that now.





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jembo

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#1 posted 2422 days ago

Very Nice Ken, very nice. Things like this take time, but I know your feeling of suprise. I think we can get caught up in the individual details and steps, and when the piece comes together it’s a wow and suprise.
Well done.

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 2422 days ago

Beautiful walnut, good job, nice lines and drawer handles. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 2422 days ago

Beautiful dresser, Ken.

As soon as I saw those pulls, I knew they must have been salvaged from another piece. That style was extremely popular for a while, but you don’t see them much anymore.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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TomFran

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#4 posted 2422 days ago

Nice job, Ken. The walnut is absolutely gorgeous.

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

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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 2422 days ago

Good work, Ken. I like walnut as well.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 2422 days ago

Absolutely beautiful – I really like the Walnut. What type of joinery did you use? Are the drawers dovetailed? Just curious.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Max

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#7 posted 2422 days ago

Wonderful chest of drawers. I need to make one of those to match my Mission Bed. What did you use for filler on the walnut????

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

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Ken

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#8 posted 2422 days ago

So speaking of beds. Do you guys have a preference on connecting rails to posts? Have done a little research but seems that is a pretty important part of the project. Choice seems to be the hook fasteners or the recessed bolt. Both seem to involve some careful routing which makes me nervous unless I have a template. If anyone has some words of wisdom on this I would appreciate your comments. Thanks.

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 2422 days ago

Awesome. LOVE it; love it; love it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Joe Anderson

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#10 posted 2421 days ago

very attractive piece….

-- JAnderson: Columbus, OH

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mot

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#11 posted 2416 days ago

Jeez that’s a nice piece. The grain just pops!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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gbvinc

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#12 posted 2416 days ago

Very nice! As mot said, the grain shows nicely!

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