Cherry Chest of Drawers

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Project by Chris posted 10-27-2012 06:54 PM 1671 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry 5 drawer chest. I made it to match the rest of the bedroom, see my other projects. There will be a total of 3 of these and that will complete the room. I used 1/2” baltic birch plywood for the drawer boxes. The slides are undermount full extension with soft self close. The top and bottom of the front has a arched accent, but it is hard to see from the picture. It’s the same radius as used on the bed and night stands. Sides and top are edge glued with biscuits. The horizontal parts are pocket screws. Cherry danish oil finish with polycrylic over that.

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#1 posted 10-27-2012 08:00 PM

Very clean lines. Nice work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-28-2012 03:01 PM

Well done, Love Cherry… Looks really nice and very clean lones.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-07-2012 05:10 PM

With the centermount slides – did you use one or two slides per drawer? I like the look of hidden centermount slides, but I figured I would have to use two slides per drawer on a large dresser. So, what is your setup and how did it work for you?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 12-22-2012 10:36 PM

Google Blum 562H5330B. They are undermount full extension self closing slides. I used the bracket on the back that allows the chest sides to expand/contract from front to back. The slide is attached with screws to the front only and attached to the back with the bracket. We have been using one chest for a few months and have had no issues. I’m sure over several years those self closing shocks will wear out but they should be replaceable. I remodeled the bathroom about 3 years ago with similar Blum slides in Craftmaid cabinets and so far no issues. This is #2 almost complete.

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