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Project by Darrell Peart posted 311 days ago 3563 views 56 times favorited 53 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My client wanted a horizontal version of my Aurora Chest of Drawers to mate with my Fremont Nightstand.
This piece is a bit more complicated than first glance would lead you to believe. The arched cloud-lifted rail is a web-frame structure – each drawer fits in a pocket and operates on wooden runners. My new CNC machine was a great help in making precision jigs and templates for this project.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#1 posted 311 days ago

Always love seeing your work. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 311 days ago


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#3 posted 311 days ago

WoW…!That is one really beautiful piece of furniture Darrell…

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#4 posted 311 days ago

amazingly beautiful. I want to be you when I grow up. That cloud lifted rail does look like it would be difficult, but I’m sure it was worth it…. it adds so much to thre piece. I really like the visual of the finger jointed drawer detail, it adds so much while being fine enough not to be overdone. Its the kind of piece that I could just look at for hours if it was placed in my home, I hope the new owners have an idea of how much they should appreciate it no matter the cost. What woods did you make it out of? How many hours do you think you have in it?

-- Jamie McDonald, Buford GA

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#5 posted 311 days ago

fantastic Darrell, that is one of my favorites of your designs, and your right, its not as simple as one might think, thank you, enjoyed seeing this.

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#6 posted 311 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! I always look forward to and enjoy seeing your work. Thanks for posting.

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#7 posted 311 days ago

The lower web frame is sure to stiffen up the structure. Aesthetically you nailed it. The wide overhangs really work well with the overall width of this piece.

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#8 posted 311 days ago

Beautiful, Darrel.

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#9 posted 311 days ago

really appreciate your masterwork. super

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#10 posted 311 days ago

Thanks everyone!
Jamie – its made from African Mahogany with ebony details. I sort of lost track of the hours – about 3 weeks work.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#11 posted 311 days ago

I would like to see some of the jig made with your new CNC

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#12 posted 311 days ago

Masterwork is right. You are a skilled craftsman.

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#13 posted 311 days ago

Wow. beautiful. the legs extending on the sides is new for me on G&G style. You have subtly pushed the envelope again.

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#14 posted 311 days ago

Rob – I got the idea for the tapered legs from Limbert furniture.

My Aurora Chest of Drawers was the first piece I used the tapered legs on . Fine Woodworking put that piece on the cover of their publications – “How to Design Furniture” (re-published and currently at newsstands). They incorrectly attributed the design to Japanese Temple Influence .

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#15 posted 311 days ago

Awesome. I aspire to produce works like yours some day. Thanks for sharing with us.

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