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Project by spunwood posted 05-25-2012 09:03 PM 990 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed these to store my kids clothing in. For some reason I like this better than lots of hangers in a closet.
I figured out the height according to a comfortable sitting sitting position. I hope they will want to take these with them when they grow up. This is all mortise and tenon/frame and panel construction. The only hardware is for the top, the hinges (torsion from rockler, which are awesome), and the drawers.

Last note, these things are rediculously heavy!
I am really proud of these. Making the panels and legs from reclaimed white oak, modifying designs from other people’s plans. It was a great experience. So I have indulged and posted lots of pictures :)

Thanks for looking,
brandon

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν





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jim C

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#1 posted 05-25-2012 10:13 PM

Looks like a great pair Brandon.
How’s the circular saw?
I just bought a worm drive Skil to replace the one I gave to you. Heavy sucker, but it’ll rip through anything.
Keep up the great work.

Jim

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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489tad

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#2 posted 05-26-2012 12:17 AM

Those chests look fantastic. Im sure you kids will pass them on. Well done!

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

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spunwood

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#3 posted 05-26-2012 12:49 AM

Jim, that circularsaw got me through many projects, even after cutting the cord. But it bit the dust after I cut too much 12/4 hardwood with it. I moved on to ridgid which I love. even though it is no worm drive. Thanks for the compliments.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 05-26-2012 10:58 PM

Nice work. You should be proud of them. You got my curiosity up. What are those two things that look like holes in the bottom of the 4th picture?

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

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spunwood

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#5 posted 05-27-2012 01:52 AM

All of the oak was from a barn. All of the panels came from beams 3×6’s. Some of them had holes that were pliugged. I am not sure what the holes were from.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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spunwood

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#6 posted 05-27-2012 01:52 AM

They also worked as air holes in case the drawers are out and some child decides to get inside!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Roger

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#7 posted 05-28-2012 07:56 PM

All, super nice. The grains on em are really nice. I like the knots also, Lotsa nice character

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

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mafe

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#8 posted 06-04-2012 07:38 PM

They are wonderful, what lucky kids.
Love that you have made these wonderful pieces from reclaimed.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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