3 Drawer Lingerie Chest in Cherry

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Project by matt garcia posted 2267 days ago 2173 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

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#1 posted 2267 days ago

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

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#2 posted 2267 days ago

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

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#3 posted 2267 days ago

That is a beautiful chest.

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

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#4 posted 2267 days ago

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

-- JJohn

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#5 posted 2267 days ago

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

-- Have a blessed day!

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#6 posted 2267 days ago

Your work is stunning. Very inspirational.

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

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 2266 days ago

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

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#8 posted 2266 days ago

Beautiful !!!

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

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 2266 days ago

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

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#10 posted 2265 days ago

Very nice, really like the wood grain

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

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#11 posted 2261 days ago

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 2110 days ago

Thats a Beautiful Chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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