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Project by Nad posted 02-18-2013 10:04 PM 1075 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

7 ’ long 24” deep 32” tall Dresser collaboration with European cabinet maker friend.

Finished piece has solid Marble top (which stone guys broke) day before we gave the piece to the cabinet makers daughter in-lay as a gift . Veneered walnut sides and backs are all finished ( catalyzed Lacquer )so piece can be used center of room, as divider of space… in true Red seal Cabinet maker fashion all doors and drawers are fitted

I did all the solid wood parts /walnut center frame/legs -cross braces
All face components I made from a single slab of “Sound” Spalted maple that had been cut into two pc’s of 2”X9” very rough dimensional lumber , which I carefully re-sawed , planed to 7/8” material .
Then to cabinet makers basic design -I figured out the specs -then milled the pulls in to the face portions and made the side doors appear to be another two banks of drawer , paying very special attention to making sure all lines up once assemble as the front of this dresser 3’ X 7 ” is one piece of wood =zero room for error.
there was in the area of 28 64’s of an inch cuts on width and only “one” for widths!! as all pieces had to be glue together as one glue up -then cut the 4 draws and 2 doors removing “only” a 16th” saw kerf.

Thank you for checking it out

-- Nad

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 03:22 AM

Another fine piece of woodworking. The wood is outstanding.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 03:34 AM

Good Eye- is some amazing wood ! had to save it from fella wanted to burn it , Thank you kindly Sir

-- Nad

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 05:12 PM

Great dresser with wonderful wood, some pictures with the drawers open would help us to understand
how those drawers work and look. How long is it going to take to get the new top ready? Thank you
for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 07:49 PM

not sure my friend said they have to order more stone from Europe was the last of that type is a light blue ,
Dresser is at his sons now they will be giving me photos with stone on and drawers open.
sides are doors as you can see in photo. 4 center ones are drawer hand pull at bottom of top draw and at top of the next . then center walnut brace and repeat with lower drawers.
I will post complete in home photos for sure.
Thank you

-- Nad

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 08:11 PM

Oh’ and if your looking for dovetailed draws? I did Not build the case work- My “cabinet maker “friend did =
Apple plywood draw cases and fancy dancy slow close Ero hardware ( of which I am not a fan on furniture and do not know how to install! I only wood in solid wood no sub-strates in my shop Period! other then the odd jig -this is why I have Cabinet maker friends ;) LOL

-- Nad

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