Shaker Style 7 Drawer Chest

comments (2) April 6th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

rekoch rekoch, member
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Material: Cherry Wood, Hard Maple & Aromatic cedar

Dimensions: 54 ¾" H x 31" W x 19" D


This seven drawer chest is constructed of solid wood using web-frame drawer supports that allow for movement of the solid wood sides. The front and back drawer dividers are glued into the carcass sides using exposed sliding dovetails. Drawer runners are attached to the carcass sides using dado joints then connected to the front and back of the drawer dividers using mortise and tenon joints. Aromatic cedar dust shields in the panels between the drawers offer a lovely useful scent. The drawers have through dovetails in the back and half-blind dovetails in the front. The back is made using the frame-and-panel method. The finish is a durable tung oil, linseed oil and urethane wipe-on mixture on the front, top and sides. The inside of the case and the back is finished with shellac.

Design or Plan used: My own design - Robert E Koch

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cherry, maple, shaker, chest of drawers

Comments (2)

Chuck_Griffith Chuck_Griffith writes: Hi Robert,
Really great. The figure on the drawer fronts is beautiful. I hope whoever owns it appreciates how special it is.
Posted: 11:09 am on April 11th

drllucas drllucas writes: Very nice. Well done.
Posted: 9:21 am on April 8th

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