Chest of Drawers

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Project by Shanem posted 133 days ago 1394 views 13 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My variation of the Wood Magazine Arts and Crafts dresser.

I started to build two of these and then decided to make one big one. There are 16 drawers (all machine cut dovetails). It is 80 1/2” wide, 54” high and 20” deep. All out of white birch.

I had two build it in two pieces with a one piece top inorder to get it in the house. This thing weighs a ton. 1/4” bolts secure both sides.

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 133 days ago

Really nice piece. You did a great job on it. Nice picture of the shop also.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#2 posted 133 days ago

Great job. Lots of drawers.

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#3 posted 133 days ago

Well done, great idea to build in two pieces.

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

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#4 posted 133 days ago

nice job

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#5 posted 133 days ago

You did a real nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 133 days ago

Really nice job. Great storage. I hate small dressers.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#7 posted 133 days ago

Super looking Chest of drawers.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 133 days ago

Great job on a beautiful chest. What were your wood choices?


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#9 posted 133 days ago

Mann that is sweet, I love the design. I need to make some dressers for a bedrooms maybe I can use parts of this design.

Thanks for sharing

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 133 days ago

Good job…Nice…

-- Jeff NJ

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#11 posted 133 days ago

Beautiful piece. Even a simple drawer looks outstanding when made of such nice wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 133 days ago

Very nice. Nothing beats the hold and beauty of dovetail drawers. You definitely have some real storage space available with this dresser. Won’t be outgrowing this one anytime soon.

Thanks for posting.


-- TheQueTip, Round Rock Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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#13 posted 133 days ago

What a great job….. Nice flow and lots of storage.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 132 days ago

Great job on this Dresser unit brother.
The Arts & Crafts design is wonderful.
Your finishing technique is much better then mine…lol
I’m favoriteing this to build one like it down the road.
Thank you for sharing.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#15 posted 132 days ago

Thanks for all the comments.

It’s nice when the wife isn’t trying to take over your drawers….I wonder how long that will last.

Next I need to build the bed frame

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