• Advertise with us
Project by venusflytraps posted 715 days ago 738 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

made for my sisters bday present,,,... cherry and maple carcass,,, african mahogany and maple drawer boxes,, i used the mlcs dovetail jig,, and tung oil,, i find the blind dovetail jig alot harder to set up … but it does look cool i guess,,, ps, use paper backing for inlays when switching grain directions.
otherwise they may crack when the wood expands,, different woods expand differently,, paper backing helps

-- rob

9 comments so far

View Fishinbo's profile


11216 posts in 802 days

#1 posted 715 days ago

Sweet idea for a present. Labor of love.

View jaykaypur's profile


3311 posts in 1035 days

#2 posted 715 days ago

I really like the front of this and the drawer fronts in particular. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

View javaboy's profile


102 posts in 761 days

#3 posted 715 days ago

Wow, that’s awesome! I like the look of the contrasting wood.

-- Sow justice, reap peace

View Arlin Eastman's profile

Arlin Eastman

1971 posts in 1188 days

#4 posted 715 days ago


Well done buddy. One thing I learned is I always do nice things for my siblings, however, I do not expect anything back.

So far I have not been disappointed. :)
But they are still family.


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11296 posts in 1732 days

#5 posted 714 days ago

Very nice chest. She will certainly like that one!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13740 posts in 964 days

#6 posted 714 days ago

Very nice. I am with Arlin, family is family. Like it or not.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View doncutlip's profile


2832 posts in 2182 days

#7 posted 714 days ago

Wow, very impressive

-- Don, Royersford, PA

View AngieO's profile


1135 posts in 774 days

#8 posted 714 days ago

Nice gift. I’d definitely give you something in return… Lol

View nuttree's profile


244 posts in 1950 days

#9 posted 713 days ago

You did a nice job on that. I am in the same situation with my sister, but what are you gonna do? I don’t make her gifts for the return, but for the satisfaction of giving her something I made. I know you know what I mean – Nice work.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase