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Bow Front, Bow Side Chest of Drawers III

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Project by Randy Moseley posted 899 days ago 2205 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 899 days ago

Very unique design very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 899 days ago

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 899 days ago

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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Clayton Whisman

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#4 posted 898 days ago

Very nice, great job!

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#5 posted 898 days ago

Mega wow that is gorgeous

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Sawdust

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#6 posted 898 days ago

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 898 days ago

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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489tad

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#8 posted 898 days ago

Man that is nice.

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

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grumpy749

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#9 posted 898 days ago

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 898 days ago

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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dnick

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#11 posted 898 days ago

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

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Roger

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#12 posted 898 days ago

very beautifully design, and wood combos. wow!

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

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Richforever

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#13 posted 898 days ago

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

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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