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Project by Adam posted 153 days ago 1494 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To start, this is not my design it is the plan of Jeff Greef Woodworking (http://jeffgreefwoodworking.com/pnc/Boxes/Oriental/index.html) and this same project has been posted here several times.

This was my first real effort in “real” woodworking with the project being started in 2006. Previous to this I had done a few picture frames, poorly, and had done some trim work in the house we just bought but no real woodworking. I bought my first chisel to bang out the mortises and I mean bang because I had no idea how to sharpen anything, so the HD chisel was not quite adequate for fine work.

The wood was all scavenged as I had no idea where to buy Cherry, maple or walnut. The Cherry frame and drawer fronts are from a table top that a furniture store was throwing away, the walnut that was used for the pegs was leftover flooring from by brother in laws house and the spalted maple used in the top and drawer sides was cut from a log the previous homeowner had left in the shed. The log was cut into boards with my grandfather’s hand saw that had no business cutting logs and then the boards were sanded for what seemed like hours because they were nowhere near flat after cutting. The pulls were drilled out with a walnut handle shaped to fit. All the joints are pressure fit with no glue holding anything together.

Anyways I think it turned out well.

-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada





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BTimmons

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#1 posted 153 days ago

Very cool. All the exposed joinery must’ve been fun to do.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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Mark Shymanski

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#2 posted 153 days ago

A very interesting looking project.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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bugz

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#3 posted 153 days ago

Very well done, lots of details.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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majuvla

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#4 posted 153 days ago

Even if it isn’t your design, it is a real challenge to make it – and you made it.Looks outstanding!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Rick

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#5 posted 153 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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steve_in_ohio

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#6 posted 153 days ago

wow, it turned out great, amazing what can be made with simple tools and scraps of wood, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 153 days ago

you’ve done a super job build this chest of drawers and salvaging and repurposing wood for the project.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 153 days ago

Nice job, especially given your challenges.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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BillyD3152

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#9 posted 153 days ago

Impressive

-- Billy Long Island, NY

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deon

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#10 posted 153 days ago

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 153 days ago

That’s an unusual design and a beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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david38

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#12 posted 153 days ago

nice job

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jim65

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#13 posted 153 days ago

Great workmanship! very well done, complements.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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josh

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#14 posted 153 days ago

This is badass! Keep it up, Adam!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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mbs

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#15 posted 153 days ago

Love the asian look. great job.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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