|Project by flynryan2||posted 11-15-2013 01:24 PM||1776 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
This Project is to complete my Bedroom set for my new baby boy. He has not arrived yet, but any day now. The chest of drawers is a modification of the changing table/dresser plans from woodplans. It was fairly easy to modify just the drawer side of the plans and add room for two more drawers.
The two pieces are made entirely of Maple (and Maple plywood). I used a red chestnut stain on the trim to give it a redish tint and used weathered oak stain for the majority. I chose the weathered oak to give the piece a darker and richer natural color. Weathered oak stain is mildly different than the straight “natural” stain, but highlights the grain a little darker and sort of greyish.
This is my second project to make these drawer boxes, and wow did they fit together much easier and almost perfectly square (I am not sure we can ever make them perfectly square?) I wanted to use my brand new Leigh Dovetail jig to make the drawer boxes, but darn the luck when I realized my hand me down craftsman router only accepts 1/4” bits. Being the middle of November, so close to Christmas I couldn’t go buy the new router I want.
I appreciate all of the lumberjocks out there posting their projects. It is great inspiration to find the next project for the wood shop.
P.S. the pictures make the chest look tapered toward the bottom, it is not. The piece is same dimensions, it is just he camera lens playing tricks. Although a tapered frame would look cool, maybe next time.
-- Living Life one day at a time