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Project by kansas posted 1216 days ago 1269 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this from a magazine plan. Nearly everything is 3/8” thick cherry. Dimensions are 8” deep, 13 1/2” tall, 14” long overall. I got the wood for a great price from a man who had milled a tree twenty years ago from his yard and never got around to using. Fitting all the drawers was a finicky operation. I wish my gaps on the upper drawers were a bit smaller but it’s not terribly noticable. I think it’s almost as much work to build the small stuff as the big stuff. Most of the construction is dado’s. I lined the drawers with blue felt. If anyone knows a source for a good selection of jewerly box knobs let me know because I waited over 2 months to get these and the quality is terrible. Finish is Boiled linseed oil, then brushed on laquer.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1216 days ago

Very very nice

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Woodenwizard

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#2 posted 1216 days ago

Nice; Always wanted to make something very similar.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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fernandoindia

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#3 posted 1216 days ago

Very nice and elegant.

Came out great.

Agree, small pieces are more difficult than big stuff.

-- Back home. Fernando

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MinnesotaMike

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#4 posted 1216 days ago

Nice work. From the photos, the knobs look just fine – - – kinda Gestner(sp?) look.
Questions: 1) do you need to use a sealer coat after the BLO and before the laquer, and
2) how long do you have to wait for the BLO to sufficiently dry? I really like the finishing.

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BigTiny

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#5 posted 1216 days ago

Beautiful job. As for knobs, I like the selection at Lee Valley. They carry an amazing variety of hardware and the quality always seems good to me.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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bko

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#6 posted 1216 days ago

Nice jewelry chest! Brusso makes the best small brass fittings like knobs and such. Woodcraft sells them.

—Brian

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Wade Putnam

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#7 posted 1209 days ago

Nice chest.
Would you mind sharing the dimensions?

Thanks

-- Wade, Nashville, www.mcgconstructs.com

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DaddyZ

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#8 posted 669 days ago

Nice Chest !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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