Seven-Day Chest

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Project by gtpreacher posted 07-17-2011 03:21 AM 2035 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 07-17-2011 03:42 AM

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 07-17-2011 04:02 AM

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

-- Nate, Harvard, MA

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#3 posted 07-17-2011 04:26 AM

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

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 07-17-2011 04:32 AM

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 07-17-2011 04:59 AM

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 !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Monty Queen

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#6 posted 07-17-2011 05:25 AM

Very nice job looks awesome. Superb craftsmanship.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 07-17-2011 05:43 AM

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

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#8 posted 07-17-2011 02:32 PM

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

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 07-17-2011 03:50 PM

Beautiful, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 07-18-2011 08:33 PM

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 07-18-2011 08:37 PM

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 07-19-2011 02:39 PM

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 07-23-2011 05:01 AM


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

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