Mini Chest of Drawers

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    Matt McGraneMatt McGrane
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    Well let’s try this again – posted this earlier and it went to electron oblivion. Arrgh!

    Made a dovetailed box to practice long lines of dovetails and ended up with a 12″ tall x 12″ wide x 11 1/4″ deep box. Decided to make it into a small chest of drawers. I used 18th century drawer making techniques. Learned a lot and got to use some new techniques: fitting a long line of dovetails, half-blind dovetails, sliding dovetails, drawer making, making my own drawer pulls.

    The carcase, drawer fronts and drawer bottoms are pine and drawer sides and drawer backs are poplar. Finished with shellac and wax.

    For those interested in a play-by-play and a lot more pics, I made 6 blog entries of this build – my blog address should be in my signature line. Then look to the blog archive for “Mini Chest of Drawers”. Thanks for looking.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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  • #138589
    redwoodredwood
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    @redwood

    Great little project Matt, enjoyed the blog, added this one to my must make list.

    Nice job 😉

    #138599
    migarrymigarry
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    @migarry

    This is really nice.

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    David BDavid B
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    @dbockel2

    Great looking joinery there!

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    Matt McGraneMatt McGrane
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    @mattmcgrane

    Thanks all. I’d highly recommend something like this before committing a saw to nicer wood, such as for the Sellers tool chest project or any other that involves long lines of dovetails.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

    #138654
    Dan RoperDan Roper
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    @rtexacwby

    Nice work Matt. Lovely little chest.

    Dan

    Dan

    #138879
    Paul DallenderPaul Dallender
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    @pompeyexile

    Simple but beautifully made. Having just started out I dream of doing something as good as that.

    Paul - A southern lad living up north - Nr York England

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    Colevalleytim omahoneyColevalleytim
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    @colevalleytim

    Nice work Matt

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    Matt McGraneMatt McGrane
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    @mattmcgrane

    Thanks again guys. And @pompeyexile – it’ll happen sooner than you think. Just keep practicing and before you know it, you’re doing some really nice work.

    Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/

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    poolshark86poolshark86
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    @poolshark86

    looks good! nice crisp tails there.

    Danny Allen

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    Steve MassieSTEVE MASSIE
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    @smassiesr

    Nice job Matt it looks great. That will be a useful chest for something.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

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