Contemporary Chest of Drawers

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Project by ShannonRogers posted 1644 days ago 1446 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I actually finished this back in late August but I just released 3 video podcasts on my site detailing the entire build. If you are interested please check out episode 77, episode 78, and episode 79.

This was the first project that I actually cut all the dovetails by hand and a special thanks goes to Chuck Bender to teaching me how to do it right. The piece is constructed out of Poplar with white pine for the secondary parts. My client wanted a high gloss black finish so it is painted and then waxed.

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#1 posted 1644 days ago

I enjoyed your podcasts! I usually use a jig or the table saw to construct drawer boxes, but watching your videos has given me the courage to attempt some hand cut dovetails. Thanks!

-- Patrick

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#2 posted 1644 days ago

Interesting build

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1644 days ago

Great job on the dovetails. A very nice piece, I’m sure your client is very happy.

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#4 posted 1644 days ago

Beautiful, excellent finish.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 1644 days ago

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#6 posted 1643 days ago

Looks great. I love the functionality of poplar.

-- -Todd

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