cherry chest of drawers

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Project by APease75 posted 11-12-2013 03:07 AM 960 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my masterpiece so far, it was a Christmas present for my wife. It is made of almost all solid cherry with poplar drawer parts as a secondary wood. The top is joined to the sides with hand cut through dovetails. The drawers feature hand cut half blinds at the front and through dovetails at the back along with solid poplar bottoms beveled to fit in a groove in the sides and front. The drawer dividers are joined to the case sides with sliding dovetails and the back of the cabinet is of a frame and panel construction, all solid cherry or course. The knobs are turned ebony and the entire project is finished with tried and true varnish oil.

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#1 posted 11-12-2013 04:21 AM

Beautiful chest of drawers. Great hand woodworking on it!!!!!!!!!
It turned out very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Great present, too….............Jim

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#2 posted 11-12-2013 06:11 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


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#3 posted 11-12-2013 03:01 PM

Beautiful! Nice choice for the drawer fronts.

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#4 posted 11-12-2013 04:20 PM

You should definitely be proud of that. Looks great.

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#5 posted 11-14-2013 04:35 AM

A really nice piece. Well done.

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#6 posted 11-14-2013 04:38 AM

Great wood, great work, very professional. Thanks for sharing it.

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#7 posted 11-14-2013 04:46 AM

Love that cherry.

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#8 posted 11-14-2013 04:07 PM

Simple design lets the beauty of the wood shine! Well executed!

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#9 posted 11-14-2013 05:08 PM

Very nice work and I bet that your wife loves it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 11-15-2013 02:57 PM

Gorgeous chest of drawers! Love the cherry, awesome joinery and beautiful finish. Excellent job!

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