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Bow Front, Bow Side Chest of Drawers III

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Project by Randy Moseley posted 03-04-2012 05:10 PM 2265 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the third one of these chest of drawers I’ve made. It is 36” high, 22” deep and 30” wide made with red oak and walnut. The face frame is cut in the curve using 2 X 4 pine, the final curve with a flush cutting bit against a MDF pattern, then veneered with thin red oak resawn on the table and band saw. Drawer fronts are red oak resawn, drum sanded to thin flexible pieces, then plastic resin glued back together on a curved form made of 2 X 6 pine boards. The inlays are walnut. The legs are 5/4” walnut laminated into posts then cut out on the bandsaw and sanded with a spindle sander. The leg design was done by experimenting on paper then cutting a MDF pattern. The sides are 1/4” oak plywood, kerf cut every 3/8” so they would bend in the slots cut in the legs with a straight bit. Inside drawer fronts are also kerf cut to bend as shown in the last picture. The finish is two coats sanding sealer and two coats lacquer, sprayed.

-- Randy, DeKalb, Illinois





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 03-04-2012 05:39 PM

Very unique design very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-04-2012 07:44 PM

Very cool design and nice construction. Great looking table.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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AlaskaGuy

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#3 posted 03-04-2012 08:27 PM

Very nice, I like it!

One improvement you could make is some more lighting when you take photos.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#4 posted 03-04-2012 08:46 PM

Very nice, great job!

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#5 posted 03-04-2012 10:10 PM

Mega wow that is gorgeous

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 03-04-2012 11:30 PM

very impressive. That is some high skill level work. I like the bow sides and the overall scale & oroportion. Very unique.

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MRue

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#7 posted 03-05-2012 01:01 AM

Wow…

With the exception of the drawers, there doesn’t seem to be a 90 degree angle anywhere. Nice work on a complex build.

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#8 posted 03-05-2012 01:37 AM

Man that is nice.

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

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#9 posted 03-05-2012 01:55 AM

Randy you do beautiful work, very unique. I also love your curved top trunks. every now and then a woodworker comes along that presents somthing different and remarkable. This I like, show us more. also I like your explanation on how you make your projects. All good stuff.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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grumpy749

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#10 posted 03-05-2012 01:57 AM

Hey man whats that car doing in your shop !

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#11 posted 03-05-2012 04:34 AM

That is a great piece of work. Very nice job, impressive craftsmanship.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#12 posted 03-05-2012 12:56 PM

very beautifully design, and wood combos. wow!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#13 posted 03-05-2012 06:38 PM

Thanks for sharing! You take woodworking to a whole new level. Inspirational.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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