Seven-Day Chest

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Project by gtpreacher posted 1008 days ago 1355 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this seven-day chest for my grandson, who was born back in November, 2010. May daughter-in-law has a similar chest that was made by her grandfather, and she thought it would be nice for her son to have one built by his grandfather. The case and drawer fronts are white oak, the panels are quarter-inch oak plywood, and the secondary wood for the drawer boxes and frames is pine. The oak was rough milled locally, and I completed the milling and sizing in my garage shop. I also milled the moldings on my router table. The finish is 4 coats of hand-rubbed polyurethane. Due to the fact that life happens even when you want to be building furniture, this project took me about 10 months to complete, but I think the wait was worth it.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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Randy Sharp

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#1 posted 1008 days ago

Hey, great job Phil! Good looking dovetails and chic of woods. Thanks for sharing!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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Nate Finch

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#2 posted 1008 days ago

Great looking piece of furniture. I really like the proportions and the finish.

-- Nate, Harvard, MA

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#3 posted 1008 days ago

Very nice project .
I thought it was Red Oak . Where did you find the White Oak plywood and how pricey was it ?

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#4 posted 1008 days ago

To Dusty56: The plywood is red oak, I’m sure. When I was mentioning the white oak, I was referring to the rails, stiles, and drawer fronts.

-- Phil, North Carolina

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#5 posted 1008 days ago

It all blends together well then : )
I’m used to seeing White Oak with a brownish tint to it around here .
Have a great weekend !

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Monty Queen

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#6 posted 1008 days ago

Very nice job looks awesome. Superb craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 1008 days ago

Real nice! Besides being well crafted its a very visually pleasing piece

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#8 posted 1007 days ago

Phil, that is a very elegant chest and very well done.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 1007 days ago

Beautiful, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 1006 days ago

Beautiful dresser. Hard to believe it is white and red oak. Great color matching.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 1006 days ago

Very well executed. A very handsome and utilitarian piece. Nice job!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#12 posted 1005 days ago

This is REALLY beautiful. I love the simple yet elegant design. Dovetails look awesome, fit and finish look perfect. Its going to enjoyed for YEARS to come. Thanks for posting!

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#13 posted 1002 days ago


-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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