Tall chest

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Project by dshute posted 04-21-2011 02:37 AM 2184 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a tall chest for my wife. It is part of a bedroom set that I made for home. Construction is mortise and tenon joinery, solid red oak. Finish is Minwax red oak stain and Waterlox original. The panels were resawn from 5/4 oak, the rest was finished to 13/16. Drawer boxes are oak with 1/4” baltic birch bottoms. Another fun project to design and build.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#1 posted 04-21-2011 02:51 AM

This turned out very well.

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 04:05 AM

Nice looking chest of drawers.

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#3 posted 04-21-2011 06:21 AM

I am normally not a fan of flat sawn oak but the design really complements it. I like!

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#4 posted 04-22-2011 10:20 PM

much like eyekode, I am not a big fan of oak furniture, but I think your design is very complimentary to the grain. I like this quite a bit.

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#5 posted 08-08-2011 03:26 PM

I love the design. Very handsome work.

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#6 posted 06-08-2013 09:39 PM

This is beautiful! Added to favorites and to do list. Thanks for sharing. Have you made matching night stands?

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 06-09-2013 01:31 AM

Made the complete bedroom set, thanks and enjoy your project.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#8 posted 06-09-2013 05:06 PM

I’ll need A LOT more clamps before I can even think about starting! Would love to see pics of the rest of the set. You designed it yourself right? Would you be willing to share plans?

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 06-09-2013 05:46 PM

You will need lots of clamps, yes I put idea to paper and then the saw.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#10 posted 01-19-2016 02:15 PM

You really have done a fine job on this chest. I did not see but one other piece that looked similar. Did you finish the set? It would be nice to see the set. This piece is so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 01-20-2016 02:58 AM

Beautiful work.

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