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Five Drawer "Not Just Any Box" Contest Entry

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Project by molarman posted 2388 days ago 3429 views 25 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made with a stand, but as the stand made this project exceed the maximum allowed height for this contest, it was removed for the purposes of this entry. The drawers are joined with half-blind dovetails, and are made from maple with bubinga fronts. The cabinet is cherry as are the drawer pulls, while the dovetailed cornerposts are made from bloodwood. It measures 11 3/8” tall, 8 3/4” wide, and 6” deep. The drawer fronts are radiused to create both shadow lines and visual interest. I finished it with Waterlox original followed by buffing with tripoli and wax which creates an ultra-smooth surface which begs to be touched.

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GaryK

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#1 posted 2388 days ago

Excellent Box! I love the drawers.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2388 days ago

Nah, I’m sorry..that’s a chest of drawers. You’ll have to wait for the chest of drawers contest. <g>

Seriously, that’s fantastic! I’m sitting here in awe of those sides-to-top joints, trying to figure out exactly how you made them. The fit and finish are amazing. People are going to have a tough time with the contest vote, trying to pick a favorite out of some awesome boxes.

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

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Blake

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#3 posted 2388 days ago

Whoa…That’s beautiful. Definitely gotta have this one on my favorites list. Nicely done.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Chris

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#4 posted 2388 days ago

Great Design! I love the contrast of the different woods.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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TreeBones

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#5 posted 2388 days ago

Yes, This is a real fine piece.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Paul

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#6 posted 2388 days ago

another great entry.

Oh man, it’s getting tough!

-- Paul, Texas

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Karson

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#7 posted 2388 days ago

Great Box. A nice design and great execution. Congratulation on finishing.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 2388 days ago

Wonderful work, MM. Those radiused drawer fronts are an especially nice touch. And the cornerpost doves are very cool too. I’m guessing it’s more Incra work. Competition is going to be stiff, I can see.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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dennis mitchell

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#9 posted 2388 days ago

Wonderful!

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 2388 days ago

great contest entry ! beautiful

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Marge

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#11 posted 2388 days ago

Elegant box, extremely nice work.

-- Marge, Colorado

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Jeff

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#12 posted 2388 days ago

Nice box! The craftsmanship is great and as others have said, the drawer fronts are very eye-catching.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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cajunpen

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#13 posted 2388 days ago

Molarman that is an outstanding box. I like everything about it. I’m hoping that you used the Keller dovetail jig for it – give me some hope for my future projects.

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

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lclashley

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#14 posted 2388 days ago

This is a great project. How did you shape the drawer fronts?

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mot

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#15 posted 2388 days ago

Yeah, that’s very cool. The drawer fronts are a really nice touch.

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

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