3 Drawer Lingerie Chest in Cherry

  • Advertise with us
Project by matt garcia posted 05-07-2008 07:03 AM 2743 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is very similar to the Lowboy. The one piece, 10” wide sides are glued long grain to long grain to the legs, with biscuits. The drawer dividers are dovetailed to the front leg posts. The drawers are rabbeted half blind, and through dovetail contruction. The top is bookmatched. The secondary wood is Aspen, from Lowe’s. The plywood drawer bottoms are also Aspen. This wood is becoming my favorite for drawers, due to the fact that the plywood matches the sides, and are very inexpensive. This is also my first project using gel stain.

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

12 comments so far

View GaryK's profile


10262 posts in 3989 days

#1 posted 05-07-2008 08:05 AM

Are those legs one tall piece of wood? What did you start with 12/4?

Nice job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View blackcherry's profile


3338 posts in 3823 days

#2 posted 05-07-2008 01:41 PM

Wow your pieces are exceptional…for a self taught woodworker the enjoyment has to be that more satisfiying…stay humble and let your natural talents shine…amigo mio…Blkcherry

View trifern's profile


8135 posts in 3768 days

#3 posted 05-07-2008 01:54 PM

That is a beautiful chest.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

View jjohn's profile


390 posts in 3714 days

#4 posted 05-07-2008 02:06 PM

Love the way you did the legs on the piece. again, another great looking project.

-- JJohn

View pashley's profile


1043 posts in 3718 days

#5 posted 05-07-2008 02:27 PM

Dude, if your girlfriend has that much lingerie to put in that, man, you are one lucky guy! ;)

-- Have a blessed day!

View romansfivefive's profile


302 posts in 3773 days

#6 posted 05-07-2008 06:47 PM

Your work is stunning. Very inspirational.

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

View matt garcia's profile

matt garcia

1892 posts in 3672 days

#7 posted 05-08-2008 03:27 AM

Thanks once again. I have to admit that I don’t carve the legs. I either use Table, or Adams Wood Products. I am a diabetic, and I’m allergic to my meds. When it gets hot, I break out in a very painful, itchy rash on my face. This is why I only work in the cooler months. I want to learn how to build them, but since I have a limited amount of time to build, I can’t spend, perhaps 2 weekends just on the legs. I have a template for a Highboy leg that I was going to try this year. I called our local lumberyard today to price 12/4, and 16/4 stock. I was shocked to discover that I could buy these legs cheaper than the lumber!! Yikes!!
Pashley, first let me tell you I love your owl! We have one that lives in our garage in the winter! My girlfriend doesn’t have that much lingerie, but she has a body for it!!! How about the comtrast of the cherry, and the aspen on the drawers? I really like that!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

View Dusty56's profile


11819 posts in 3688 days

#8 posted 05-08-2008 04:16 AM

Beautiful !!!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27250 posts in 3822 days

#9 posted 05-08-2008 09:39 AM

Once again you have posted a beautiful piece of furniture. You did a nice job on the construction.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

View griff's profile


1207 posts in 3762 days

#10 posted 05-09-2008 04:51 AM

Very nice, really like the wood grain

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

View ND2ELK's profile


13495 posts in 3774 days

#11 posted 05-14-2008 01:16 AM

Very nice looking piece. Great craftsmanship on this. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13345 posts in 3673 days

#12 posted 10-11-2008 05:38 PM

Thats a Beautiful Chest.

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