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Project by Don Kondra posted 11-08-2011 05:54 AM 3843 views 31 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut frame with mortice and tenon joinery, curly maple veneer side panels and drawer fronts.

Drawers are solid maple with hand cut dovetails, handles are turned macassar ebony.

Top is walnut burl with walnut solid frame.

The sides taper out one degree, the front tapers out two degrees.

That means each drawer is a different width and depth.

Finish is oil and post cat lacquer.

With approximately twelve feet of dovetails to saw and chop I needed to move along in a timely manner so I made a jig to guide the coping cut and another to guide the paring operation.

Cheers, Don

-- Don Kondra - Furniture Designer/Maker





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sras

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#1 posted 11-08-2011 06:10 AM

Wow! This is just beautiful! The material design joinery and finish are all very impressive. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 11-08-2011 06:17 AM

Outstanding piece .Beautiful design and sooo well done.

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#3 posted 11-08-2011 06:25 AM

Oooooh! I think this one belongs in MY house!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 11-08-2011 06:34 AM

Now that is truly a work of art. Congratulations on a spectacular piece.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#5 posted 11-08-2011 06:36 AM

Absolutely spectacular ! Prettiest piece seen in a long time here. Instant Favorite : )

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#6 posted 11-08-2011 07:13 AM

nice

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 11-08-2011 07:16 AM

Awesome work.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#8 posted 11-08-2011 07:51 AM

This is a beautiful piece. Amazing work.

-- Jimmy Devlin, Texas

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#9 posted 11-08-2011 08:25 AM

yes, very pretty chest! Thanks for posting.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#10 posted 11-08-2011 12:43 PM

Very nice work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 11-08-2011 03:21 PM

Beautiful work! That is a stunning piece.

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#12 posted 11-08-2011 03:44 PM

Excellent craftmanship! I love the style using walnut and curly maple. Added to favorites.

-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com

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#13 posted 11-08-2011 04:04 PM

Very very nice looking chest..great skills and craftmanship. Thanks for sharing.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#14 posted 11-08-2011 04:06 PM

That is a sharp looking piece. Very nice wood combo, and the pulls make it for me. The saw is pretty cool tool.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#15 posted 11-08-2011 05:38 PM

Everything looks so clean & proportionate. Choice of woods is dramatically outstanding. My highest compliments to you.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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