19th Century Bedside Chest

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I built this for my son and his new bride as a wedding gift. It’s a replica of a 19th Century beside chest. The case is African mahogany, crotch veneer for the drawer faces and maple seconds. It is one of a pair and I hope to complete the other one by the end of the summer. I have to say it was probably the most fun project I’ve done to date

Thanks for viewing and I hope you like it.






-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#1 posted 06-27-2008 05:17 PM

You did a wonderful job. Thank you for such a great gift! It will be in the family for generations to come.

-- -- Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of a woodturner.

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#2 posted 06-27-2008 05:20 PM

This is a beautiful furnature. I like working with makogany. great job and good job on the veneer.

-- bryano

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#3 posted 06-27-2008 05:23 PM

wow thats awesome! i love the crotch veneer on the drawer fronts! it really brings out the piece! thanks for the post

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Greg Wurst

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#4 posted 06-27-2008 05:34 PM

Great veneer work!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#5 posted 06-27-2008 05:53 PM

Fantastic! That crotch veneer is out of sight!

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

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#6 posted 06-27-2008 06:42 PM

I’m with the rest… that crotch veneer is gorgeous.

Nicely executed! Make sure you share its sister piece when it’s done!

-- Ryno

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#7 posted 06-27-2008 06:52 PM

What a great family keepsake. Beautiful.

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

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#8 posted 06-27-2008 07:40 PM

Beautiful, I really like the veneered drawer fronts. Very nice.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#9 posted 06-27-2008 08:04 PM

very original very beautiful work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#10 posted 06-27-2008 08:11 PM

That is beautiful. The beading around the drawers really sets it off too (besides the beautiful veneer)

-- Scott - Chico California

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 06-27-2008 10:11 PM

Hi Cobbler;

You did a fantastic job with this piece. The design, workmanship and finish is outstanding.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 06-27-2008 10:32 PM


That is very nice. The veneer work is fantastic and the cock beading is a great touch and well done.

-- John, Chisel and Bit Custom Crafted Furniture,

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#13 posted 06-28-2008 01:18 AM

What a great looking Chest ! Everthing goes so nicely together .Such a warm piece of furniture .
Great craftmen ship job well done Cobbler

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#14 posted 06-28-2008 01:22 AM

Excellent work Cobbler. Your son will have something to pass on to his children.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 06-28-2008 03:35 AM

What a beautiful present – the drawer fronts are terrific and the cock beading really frames each one nicely.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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