9 drawer Figured Cherry/Hard Maple Dresser is finally done!

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Project by steve posted 02-17-2013 10:44 PM 3941 views 10 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took me a while to complete…in between other jobs…
from milling the lumber to the final coat of wax, it was a very satisfying project.
Solid wood throughout, except side panels (1/4” Maple Ply), back panel, and drawer bottoms (1/4” Birch Ply).
Drawers = Cherry-fronts/Maple sides & back (top 3 drawers have Cherry sides, because of the through dove’s), 4 cornered dovetailed drawers on wooden slide runners.

-- steve/USA

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#1 posted 02-17-2013 11:32 PM

I’m not sure how long it took, but well worth the wait.

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#2 posted 02-17-2013 11:36 PM

about a month or so, but if pressed, I could do one in a couple weeks I think, it’s the drawers, and finish that take the most time.

-- steve/USA

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#3 posted 02-17-2013 11:42 PM

sawdustsux – great work- the figure in the cherry is beautiful

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 02-17-2013 11:53 PM

thank you kdc68, the cherry is real nice, i agree

-- steve/USA

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#5 posted 02-18-2013 01:12 AM

Very beautiful work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 02-18-2013 03:44 AM

Great craftsmanship, that is a masterpiece.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 02-18-2013 03:46 AM

Beautiful work Steve a very fine Dresser.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 02-18-2013 04:04 AM

That’s a very nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#9 posted 02-18-2013 04:24 AM

It’s an excellent example of the kind of talent and creativity you will find here on LJ’s ! I like the drawer slides and the exposed box joints! Excellent work….

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#10 posted 02-18-2013 05:44 AM

Those wooden drawer slides look 100x better than metal. Great job!

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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#11 posted 02-18-2013 05:46 AM

Nice chest. I like the material, and especially like the through dovetails on the top drawers!

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

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#12 posted 02-18-2013 10:57 AM

A great piece well worth taking the time to build. It looks like the gambit of skills was used to produce it. The wooden drawer guides is a great throwback technique. Thanks for sharing the piece. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#13 posted 02-18-2013 11:20 AM

That’s a fine piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 02-18-2013 01:17 PM

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. What else can be said! I really like the look of the through dovetails on the top drawers, adds a real nice touch to the look.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#15 posted 02-18-2013 03:02 PM

very impressive. I like the thru dovetails, very distinctive at the top drawers. Another good use for the versatile plastic crate also.

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