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Walnut Carved Chest of Drawers

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Walnut Carved Chest of Drawers
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Walnut Carved Chest of Drawers

Woodworker: David Hurwitz
The walnut carving on this chest of drawers (19 in. deep by 26-1⁄2 in. wide by 42 in. tall) wraps around from the front to the sides, and fades off toward the back of the piece. On the drawer fronts, the carvings do double-duty as integral pulls. The drawer boxes are ash with hand-cut dovetails in the back corners and sliding dovetails into the drawer fronts. The base is a cylinder of stack-laminated walnut, set back 2 in. from the front edge of the chest. To test his concept and ensure the chest wouldn't be tippy as a drawer is opened, Hurwitz built a scale model. This chest won first place for Custom Studio Furniture in the 2012 Vermont Fine Furniture and Wood Products Design Competition. To see more of Hurwitz's work, go to


Design or Plan used: Not specified
posted in: Reader's Gallery, chest, ash, chest of drawers

Comments (1)

danmosheim danmosheim writes: way to go david ... i've seen this chest in person and it's a very nice design and is flawlessly executed ... i hope you have good luck with it in the guild show. dan
Posted: 9:35 pm on February 7th

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