Dr. White's Chest

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Project by DustyMark posted 358 days ago 1384 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Dr. White’s chest is a Thos. Moser design. Follow my video blog to see construction techniques. This case was slightly modified by cutting legs into the sides and applying different trim at the top. The case is solid cherry with poplar the secondary wood. The finish is oil/wax on the exterior and shellac on the interior. The exterior also has a liberal coat of paste wax that was power buffed. Sun exposure will change the color of the chest to the same as the dresser in the first picture. I would consider increasing the case depth from 18 1/2” to 20” if I were to build another one.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#1 posted 358 days ago

Love it! Absolutely beautiful.

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#3 posted 358 days ago

I have enjoyed watching you build this piece. The final product looks great. You’ll be able to enjoy it since it stays with you, plus I love how cherry ages. Great job.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#4 posted 358 days ago

Very handsome cabinet. I just want to thank you for putting the time and effort into the blog and videos. It is greatly appreciated.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#5 posted 358 days ago

Thanks! Cherry is my go-to wood precisely because of the way it ages. Writing the blog was extra work, but it’s also a type of hobby. I’m glad this project stayed with me since it’s a more current work of mine…

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#6 posted 358 days ago

Very nice indeed.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 358 days ago

exceptional work.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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#8 posted 357 days ago

An excellent build…looks great, you have done a great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#9 posted 357 days ago

This is one sweet piece of work, simply beautiful. You did a great job on this, wonderful craftsmanship. I liked your videos as well, enjoyed watching. Thanks for posting all.

-- "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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#10 posted 357 days ago

That is a wonderful piece of work.

And I want to thank you too for doing all the blogging. Very nice.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 357 days ago

Thanks and my pleasure!

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#12 posted 357 days ago

Beautiful! Nice craftsmanship and finishing. You should be proud.

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#13 posted 357 days ago

Very nice – now I know that the Thomas Moser designs can be replicated. One of these days I’m going to make the dresser that goes with our Bungalow bedroom pieces.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#14 posted 357 days ago

Beautiful chest.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#15 posted 357 days ago

Great work Mark

-- Custom furniture

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