Chest of drawers for the baby room

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Project by mreza posted 1617 days ago 2728 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the second piece of our baby room that I finally finished and brought up to her room. It goes with the crib I built about a month ago:

It is made out of cherry with curly maple inlays. The top is made of one 11” wide board and the sides are of a 12” wide and a smaller board.
All drawer fronts are from one board resawn.
The drawer boxes are from maple with all 4 corners box joint.
I made a simple box joint jig to be used with my Incra miter gauge and it worked great (micro-adjustable). It was my first try at box joints as well as first try at ogee feet.
Finish is a mix of Tung oil/Varnish/Thinner.
The drawer fronts have an amazing grain that don’t fully show in the photos.
I have some progress pics too but I don’t know how to post more that 6 photos here.

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#1 posted 1617 days ago


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 1617 days ago

Agreed. That wood is spectacular.

-- Marc - Tucson, AZ

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Bob Costello

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#3 posted 1617 days ago

That is a celebration of wood and craftsmanship. Your daughter/son will be telling their grandchildren, proudly, that her father made that. Awesome.

-- Bob Costello

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#4 posted 1617 days ago

Wowsers, That is really pretty. Love the details and of course the grain in that cherry is amazing.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#5 posted 1617 days ago

Nice chest of drawers.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 1617 days ago

Perfect fit with the crib, very well done.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#7 posted 1617 days ago

Awesome job looks great.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#8 posted 1616 days ago

Beautiful looking piece and excellent craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.

God bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 1616 days ago

Thanks for the comments.

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#10 posted 1616 days ago

Wonderful build. Great job on this one.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#11 posted 1616 days ago

Nice inlay work, something I’ve been thinking about learning to do. Great piece!

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#12 posted 1616 days ago

That is really beautiful! What an heirloom piece! How did you make the beaded corner columns? Are the drawer fronts “resawn” into veneer thickness or was it a very thick board resawn to 3/4”?

Thanks for posting.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#13 posted 1616 days ago

At the link below you can see some progress pics for the crib I built earlier with a similar column.
I built the posts and the reeds on the lathe:

For the drawer fronts, they are resawn to 1/8” and glued to 5/8” BB plywood.

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#14 posted 1616 days ago

Excellent in every regard. I can see great attention to the details.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#15 posted 1615 days ago

Wow! Beautiful heirloom piece. Ya did yourself proud!

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor

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