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Project by spunwood posted 695 days ago 881 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 695 days ago

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 695 days ago

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 695 days ago

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 694 days ago

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 694 days ago

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 694 days ago

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 692 days ago

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 685 days ago

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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#9 posted 555 days ago

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