Dr. White's Chest

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Project by DustyMark posted 08-09-2013 01:28 AM 1971 views 6 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 08-09-2013 01:32 AM

Love it! Absolutely beautiful.

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#3 posted 08-09-2013 01:41 AM

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 08-09-2013 01:43 AM

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

-- I love Jeeps

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#5 posted 08-09-2013 02:41 AM

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 08-09-2013 04:01 AM

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 08-09-2013 04:08 AM

exceptional work.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#8 posted 08-09-2013 10:16 AM

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

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 08-09-2013 11:26 AM

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 08-09-2013 12:43 PM

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 08-09-2013 03:38 PM

Thanks and my pleasure!

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#12 posted 08-09-2013 05:48 PM

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

-- Mark in Va

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#13 posted 08-10-2013 01:26 AM

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 08-10-2013 01:28 AM

Beautiful chest.

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#15 posted 08-10-2013 01:52 AM

Great work Mark

-- Custom furniture

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