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Offline TimSmit

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Chest of Drawers
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:41 PM »
My daughter and I built a number of pieces of furniture together. My wife suggested that I build a chest of drawers as a wedding present for my daughter and new son-in-law.  I based the new project on a dresser that we had built before.  This is the starting point.

« Last Edit: October 17, 2018, 01:18 PM by TimSmit »

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Offline TimSmit

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 07:48 PM »
And this is how it ended up.  We built a shop dolly to help move it around.





« Last Edit: October 17, 2018, 01:13 PM by TimSmit »

Offline jacko9

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 08:01 PM »
Very nice and I love the contrasting wood tones.

Offline Corwin

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 08:14 PM »
Nice! I rather like the look of your raised-panel style drawer fronts.  [smile]
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

Offline TimSmit

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 08:22 PM »
Ash and Walnut.

« Last Edit: October 17, 2018, 01:26 PM by TimSmit »

Offline TimSmit

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 08:26 PM »
The drawer fronts were made using the table saw.  A lot of clean up with a cabinet scraper was required.





« Last Edit: October 17, 2018, 01:38 PM by TimSmit »

Offline lshah72414

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 09:10 PM »
Absolutely beautiful. Nice Job.
If you don't mind me asking, Where did you get your wood from? A local source?

Offline neilc

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2018, 09:26 PM »
Nice work!  How did you cut the curved lamination in the sides?!

thanks for sharing!

Offline TimSmit

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2018, 07:50 AM »
We got the Ash from a local saw mill 15 years ago.  It was kiln dried but rough milled. It really gave my little Delta planer a work out. This was the last of the 200 board foot at $1 a foot.  The walnut was from a downed tree on my uncles farm.

Offline RDMuller

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2018, 10:34 AM »
Family heirloom for sure
1.   Make sure you sign and date the back so future generation will know where it came from
2.  Make some extra door pulls and stash them inside in case of breakage
3.  Looks like the drawers were carefully fitted.  Make sure you label top, 2nd from top, etc.   Someone will pull it apart on a move and they will get frustrated if they don't keep them ordered when they try to fit back together

Great piece and a collector's piece from the standpoint of ash as all of the trees are dying from ther asian emerald bore.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2018, 11:33 AM »
Very nice work and beautiful lines. Im sure she loves it. Girls seem to really appreaciate and love when daddy builds them something . i know my daughters do. They rather Dad build it then go buy it.

Offline duc996

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2018, 12:23 PM »
Excellent craftsmanship!

Offline Don T

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2018, 01:24 PM »
That is a beautiful piece of furniture. 
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Offline TimSmit

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2018, 02:05 PM »
The method for the curved lamination.

Selected the rough stock.



Planed, jointed and glued up the blank.



Planed the blank and re-sawed





Made a curved template out of plywood.



Bonded the two re-saws back together with golf grip tape.



Cut the curves.



Separated the re-saws



Glued them to the Carcass sides.

« Last Edit: October 17, 2018, 02:12 PM by TimSmit »

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2018, 07:22 PM »
Very nice!!!   [thumbs up]   [smile]
- Willy -

 "Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up." - Brigham Young

Offline ultane

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Chest of Drawers
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2018, 08:59 AM »
Lucky daughter!

Lucky dad!!
I might be wrong… Just ask my X...

Offline mike_aa

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2018, 12:47 PM »
Wow, is that nice!  That is a piece to be treasured.

Thanks for sharing!  Mike A.

Offline neilc

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Re: Chest of Drawers
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2018, 10:10 PM »
Thanks for the detail!  Looks great.