Black Lacquer Chest of Drawers

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Project by JoeyG posted 12-08-2012 11:52 PM 1690 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ll start by saying sorry for the horrible pictures. I am a woodworker not a photographer. LOL

This unit is the first of a bedroom suite I had commissioned. It’s made with maple cover in black lacquer. I used sycamore for the dovetail drawers. I still have a dresser, 2 night stands and the bed to go so stay tuned.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 12-08-2012 11:59 PM

looks like a great job well done, i like the dovetails being seen and not covered with the lacquer…i guess different strokes for different folks…it kills me to cover natural wood…but you did a good job and im sure they will be happy with your work…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 12:04 AM

That’s really slick looking. Beautiful.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 12:19 AM

Thanks Grizz. I also like natural woods. But what can you do? I don’t mind it so much on this kind of thing. I get a batch of maple save the pretty boards and use the ugly ones for furniture. Of coarse, making boxes it’s kind of hard to find a ugly board.

Monte, are you on facebook? You should join and then you get to see my stuff as it’s being made.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 12-09-2012 01:08 AM

N I C E !!

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

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#5 posted 12-09-2012 01:35 AM

Excellent finish and joinery, looking forward to seeing the rest of the set

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#6 posted 12-09-2012 04:06 AM

Very nice Joey…Looks like you have been staying really busy….with the new boxes (which are Outstanding) and this chest of drawers….I see you changed your picture…Can’t make out what it is I’m looking at…I think I see part of a pine tree?? What kind of lacquer did you use—-spray on—-mix your own??? how many coats and all that stuff….Bob

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#7 posted 12-09-2012 04:20 AM

Thanks everyone.

I am staying very busy. My new avatar is a picture of a couple of my Angelfish. Here is the regular sized picture. The picture was taken during the day with the lights on, but for some reason my camera made it look like night. Don’t know why, but this time it worked out great. Wish the pictures of the chest of drawers had turned out this nicely. LOL

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#8 posted 12-09-2012 06:14 AM

Joey, avatar? I’ll wait until it changes again. I like the dresser. It is beautiful craftsmanship; I hope the money is good, but I’ll stick to my boxes. Your fish are beautiful. The avatar…not so much. Once you finish the bedroom suite…keep boxing and keep posting. Thanks for sharing another of your creative adventures.

-- Big Al in IN

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#9 posted 12-09-2012 05:16 PM

As I have said to others recently, I am seeing more and more painted WW projects, and I am liking it more and more as well! Keep them coming! Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#10 posted 12-09-2012 06:01 PM

Absolutely profesional done jobe!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 12-10-2012 03:15 AM

This is profesional work, line the finish and drawers joinery… congrats!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#12 posted 12-10-2012 10:44 AM

Thank everyone. My client was extremely happy and is ready for me to get the next piece done. I already have the faceframe and drawer fronts built, I did it with these, so it should be a pretty smooth process. I’ll post pics up as I finish.

Remember, if you want a early look at the build, you can join me on facebook.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#13 posted 12-10-2012 03:56 PM

A change up from box building, I really like this one.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#14 posted 12-11-2012 12:36 PM

Came out beautifully. Nice dovetails and design.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 04-15-2013 11:40 AM

Looks amazing,very nice work.A chest of drawers is one of the most functional utilities for use in any room.Amongst the most common pieces of furniture in the home is that of a chest of drawers, with just about every bedroom in each household containing one.

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