Chippendale Chest of Drawers

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Project by Allen posted 06-26-2008 at 07:37 AM 1699 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Or, as I saw in a local classified ad once, Chip and Dale Chester Drawers

This is school project from a design by Glen Huey who, at one time, taught my current instructor in the same cabinetry program in which I’m enrolled.

Primary wood is cherry, secondary wood is poplar. All fasteners used, mostly in the ship-lapped back boards, are reproduction cut nails which are a bugger to drive.

The finish is three coats of a home-made oil/varnish blend top coated with three coats of sprayed-on polyacrilic. My first attempt at spraying a finish, and with a “Critter” sprayer and a pancake compressor, and I’m really pleased with the results.

-- We may never know who let the dogs out, but I'd bet anything PETA was involved.

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#1 posted 06-26-2008 at 07:55 AM

nice looking dresser … real eye popper

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#2 posted 06-26-2008 at 07:58 AM

Hi Allen;

Great project and fantastic woodworking skill!

Very nice job!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 06-26-2008 at 08:47 AM

This is a beautiful piece, Allen!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 06-26-2008 at 09:55 AM

very nice!!! beautiful dovetails…

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#5 posted 06-26-2008 at 10:15 AM

Great project. I like the way the case dovetails can be seen on the top.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#6 posted 06-26-2008 at 10:21 AM

Very nice, I second what gizmo said. Nice piece,

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#7 posted 06-26-2008 at 03:25 PM

I’m sure the cartoon chipmunks would be politely proud, too.

Great work! Thank you for posting it!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#8 posted 06-26-2008 at 09:17 PM

Beautiful piece of furniture. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#9 posted 06-26-2008 at 09:23 PM

Since apparently you named this piece after me, I think it’s great Allen. ;-)

Seriously, that is some terrific craftsmanship and thanks for letting us see it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#10 posted 06-26-2008 at 09:59 PM

Beautiful chest Allen. The cherry looks great, and I really like the feet on the chest. I want to try those feet one day on a chest. Great build.

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

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#11 posted 06-26-2008 at 11:31 PM

Beautiful chest of drawers or chester’s drawers. Love the color and feet. I’ve found cherry one of the toughest woods to stain evenly. You did an exquisite job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 06-27-2008 at 06:06 AM

A beautiful piece of craftsmanship.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#13 posted 06-28-2008 at 06:47 AM

Great work, Allen. And, continued success in your studies!

-- -- Jim E., Oswego, NY. Create, have fun, and work safely!

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#14 posted 07-12-2008 at 11:16 PM

That is neat, Thank you for sharing the pics, keep up the good work!

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#15 posted 07-12-2008 at 11:19 PM

Great looking set of drawers!

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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