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3 Drawer Lingerie Chest in Cherry

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Project by matt garcia posted 05-07-2008 07:03 AM 2276 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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GaryK

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#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

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blackcherry

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#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

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trifern

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#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.

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jjohn

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

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

-- JJohn

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pashley

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#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! http://newmissionworkshop.com

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romansfivefive

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#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.

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matt garcia

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#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 Legs.com, 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 05-08-2008 04:16 AM

Beautiful !!!

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

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Scott Bryan

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#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

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griff

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#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

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ND2ELK

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

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

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Beginningwoodworker

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

Thats a Beautiful Chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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