Elm chest with inset drawer

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Project by lumberdustjohn posted 02-10-2010 06:36 PM 2435 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt with inset drawers.
I normally install my back panels before setting the drawers in. I had to take the back panel back off to get the gap aligned on the drawers.
I side mounted the slides.
I used an 1/8 inch round over bit to lightly cut the edge of the face frame.
Drawers are poplar and dove tailed with Elm fronts.
Used full extension slides.
This is headed to the finish shop tonight.
My camera is broken so I had my daughter take the pictures. Wanted to get it posted before finish was completed.

My design, not sure what it would be considered.

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#1 posted 02-10-2010 06:44 PM

Nice chest of drawers John it looks great

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#2 posted 02-10-2010 06:48 PM

Looks great! Inset drawers look very classy to me – definitely worth the extra effort, in my opinions.

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio

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#3 posted 02-10-2010 06:48 PM

it is considered well done ,

looking forward to the finished piece !

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#4 posted 02-10-2010 07:18 PM

Looks great.

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#5 posted 02-10-2010 08:27 PM

Very nice!!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 02-10-2010 08:55 PM

Very nice…do you think it would be sturdy enough for kids??? What do you think it weights?

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#7 posted 02-10-2010 09:46 PM

Very nice looking chest. Great job.

-- 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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#8 posted 02-10-2010 10:31 PM

good job..i agree about the inset drawer look..want to see it finished though, drawer pulls …are you going to stain it or go natural….have fun finishing it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 02-11-2010 02:01 PM

Delivered to the finish shop last night.
Stain color will be the same as the chesser. s-12 (medium brown)
Drawer pulls will be handles with wheat shaped in them.
I will post again after finish is completed. The woodgrain is going to look great.

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#10 posted 02-11-2010 09:13 PM

Cool, i tried inset drawers on the dresser I did for my daughter. Man they were a pain in the…

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

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