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Project by swampjack80 posted 12-20-2011 05:50 AM 2637 views 10 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project consisted of a lot of “firsts” for me. This was my first try at flush faced drawers. I was a little worried the gaps would be uneven,but luckily they turned out right. I used sliding dovetails for the drawer runners (also a first), which I found to be a very solid method. This was also the first thing I’ve built out of cherry wood and I must say, I love this wood! It has a beautiful grain and is great to work with. I’ve used mostly red oak in past so the cherry was a wonderful change of pace. After many hours, some Danish Oil and coat of Briwax, I had this beauty. I wish this was going in my house instead of a customer’s. I’ve been doing woodwork for about 2 years now and this is definately the nicest thing I’ve built so far. This dresser was a joy to build and I learned a great deal while building it.

-- "I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey." - Mark Twain





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#1 posted 12-20-2011 06:31 AM

OOO this is so fine , I really like this great chest.

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#2 posted 12-20-2011 06:44 AM

Beautiful, the cherry looks great. very well done.

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Hallmark

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#3 posted 12-20-2011 07:00 AM

Well done, looks great! Nice to get some $’s for a lot of firsts.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#4 posted 12-20-2011 09:16 AM

You are more experienced and capable than you think you are. This is eyecatching and beautifully done inside and out.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#5 posted 12-20-2011 11:09 AM

Nice looking chest. Cherry is some nice looking stuff. Well done.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#6 posted 12-20-2011 03:36 PM

Beautiful!! Nice design & build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 12-20-2011 04:00 PM

That is a nice piece of furniture.

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#8 posted 12-20-2011 04:11 PM

Sweet. Love the wood choice, but I really love the feet/trim along the bottom

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#9 posted 12-20-2011 05:17 PM

Beautiful as a piece. Beautiful in execution. Beautiful in detail.

Are you picking up what I’m laying down ? It’s beautiful :-)

-- -- Neil

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#10 posted 12-20-2011 06:00 PM

This is a beautiful piece and you did a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck

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-- 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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#11 posted 12-20-2011 07:52 PM

That is really nice. Wow, you did an excellent job on it.

And I love’s me some cherry.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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NBeener

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#12 posted 12-20-2011 08:52 PM

”And I love’s me some cherry.”

Amen. Your choice of species was … quite simply … just the cherry on top ;-)

-- -- Neil

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swampjack80

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#13 posted 12-20-2011 10:10 PM

Thanks everybody for the compliments. It means alot considering that I learned probably 85% of the techniques from this site. The other 15% was learned through a bunch of scrap wood,haha.
I’m glad yall like it.

-- "I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey." - Mark Twain

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#14 posted 12-20-2011 11:03 PM

Downright gorgeous. I don’t think I could have parted with this one.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 12-20-2011 11:08 PM

that’s very nice. I like working with cherry as well. I like your trim detail, its just enough, but not over the top.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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