Chest of Drawers

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Project by Shanem posted 03-12-2014 01:11 PM 2524 views 15 times favorited 19 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 03-12-2014 01:22 PM

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 03-12-2014 01:56 PM

Great job. Lots of drawers.

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#3 posted 03-12-2014 02:09 PM

Well done, great idea to build in two pieces.

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

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#4 posted 03-12-2014 02:36 PM

nice job

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#5 posted 03-12-2014 02:37 PM

You did a real nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 03-12-2014 02:57 PM

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 03-12-2014 03:01 PM

Super looking Chest of drawers.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#8 posted 03-12-2014 04:07 PM

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

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 03-12-2014 04:35 PM

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 03-12-2014 05:48 PM

Good job…Nice…

-- Jeff NJ

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#11 posted 03-12-2014 06:24 PM

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

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 03-12-2014 09:57 PM

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

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#13 posted 03-13-2014 09:15 AM

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

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

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#14 posted 03-13-2014 01:20 PM

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.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#15 posted 03-13-2014 01:30 PM

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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