chest of drawers

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Project by alexsutula posted 1154 days ago 2727 views 44 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this chest of drawers for a friend of mine from college. I probably spent more time on it than I should have, but this is a design i have wanted to build for a while now. And i got full creative control. I have about 140 hours into the construction. With the help of good shop drawings and a couple full-scale drawings everything went off without any major problems.

The sides are bent using the bent lamination technique. This was my first time building a piece of furniture with curved structural parts. I made the sides a frame and panel, i was able to create a curved groove in the edge by cutting 1/2” off of the width of the second lamination and taking care that the all the pieces aligned properly during glue-up. The cherry side panel is only 1/4” so it was able to flex with the curvature of the groove.

I had to cut all the that join the curved sides to the frames by hand.

Overall dimensions are around 53”high, 35”wide, and 19” deep. Every piece is solid wood with the exception for the dust pantennonsel in the interior frames

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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#1 posted 1154 days ago

It is awesome. You did a great job :)

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#2 posted 1154 days ago

Oh wow, one of the best chest of drawers i ever saw. The design, the woodcombination, the finish. In my eyes absolutely perfect.
Thank you very much for sharing

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#3 posted 1154 days ago

Eye candy!!

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#4 posted 1154 days ago

Looks awesome. Like the design a lot.


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#5 posted 1154 days ago

Very fine work!!

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Chris Cunanan

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#6 posted 1154 days ago

one of the most beautiful things i ever seen man, incredible…thanks for the inspiration =)

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Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 1154 days ago

Great looking chest of drawers. A top notch piece of furniture. Very clean and crisp it really catches the eye for fine detail.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 1154 days ago

Nice looking chest. Curved lines have been my life. They can convey so much more life and feeling than straight ones with square corners (IMHO).

Again , nice job, Thanks

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#9 posted 1154 days ago

So very cool, the design is mesmerizing the finish color are eye popping candy. Nice work all over this piece, oh also the pic’s are wonderful as well, thanks for posting. It must be nice having you as a close friend, best wishes…

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#10 posted 1154 days ago

Very nice!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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Don Johnson

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#11 posted 1154 days ago

I’m running out of superlatives today – so many fine pieces, including this superb chest.

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#12 posted 1154 days ago

Me, I am a straight line kind of guy, but that is freakin beautiful. You sir, have taken command of woodcraft. VERY nice. Thank you for sharing.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 1154 days ago

This is a beautiful piece!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 1154 days ago

I agree with everyone, what a beautiful piece!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#15 posted 1154 days ago

Very beautiful. Eye catching!

-- Apple Creek, Ohio

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