Chests


Lingerie Chest

by Fred Miller

PROJECT: Lingerie Chest
DESIGN: Dust panels and drawer bottoms of aromatic cedar. Hand-cut dovetails in the drawers.
MATERIAL: Sapele
HARDWARE: Horton Brasses.
 

4 Drawer Chest

by Fred Miller

PROJECT: Make a small chest to donate to One Special Christmas 2003
DESIGN: Based on a piece made by John Janvier, Delaware, circa 1775. Style is Chippendale.
MATERIAL: All soft tiger maple. Construction is true to mid-18th century joinery. Drawer fronts and case corners are hand-cut half-blind dovetails. Drawer dividers connected to case with sliding dovetails front and rear,
and drawer runners are mortise & tenon. Back is ship-lapped soft maple.
FINISH: Aniline dye, then 8 coats of hand-applied varnish.
SIZE: 20" wide, 22" tall, 12 1/2" deep (chairside size)
HARDWARE: Solid brass Chippendale reproduction pulls, from Horton Brasses, Inc. Cromwell CT. Since this piece was made as a charity donation, Horton Brasses donated the pulls.
 

Kitchen Storage

by  Fred Miller

PROJECT: Build a chest for dining room and kitchen storage -- tablecloths, placemats, etc.
DESIGN:
Chippendale
MATERIAL:
Primary wood is walnut, drawer sides/backs are soft maple with hand cut dovetails.
FINISH
: Oil & varnish
SIZE:
36W 37H 19D

Blanket Chest

by  Dave MacDonald

PROJECT: Blanket chest

MATERIALS:  Aromatic red cedar, Honduras Mahogany trim with an Ebony diamond inlay on the lid

 


Philadelphia
High Boy

by John McAlister

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Project: Prepare detail plans and build a Philadelphia High Boy 
              for our home.
Design: Copy of an 18th century design.
Materials: Walnut
Finish: Varnish
Size: 46w X 83h X 23d.

Hope Chest

by  Larry  Edwards

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Project: Hope Chest for daughter to be married May, 1999.
This project has resulted in requests for three more chests from    other family members.
Design: Fine Woodworking. April, 1998
Materials: Maple panels with cherry trim and cedar lining.
Finish: Six coats of Danish oil on outside. Interior, shellac.
Size: 47"l x 22"w x 24"h.

Tool Chest

by  Jim Moon

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Project: American Woodworker 1997 Excellence on Craftsmanship Award. The walnut and cherry chest houses Jim's 200-plus handmade and antique tools all concealed inside carefully dovetailed drawers. The upper lid opens to a wide, shallow compartment. The lower lid gives access to several tills, trays and wells at the bottom.
Design: Jim Moon
Materials: Walnut Satinwood and Cherry
Finish: Danish oil and lacquer

Chest of Drawers

by  Bob Reading

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Design:  From Cabinetry & Woodworkers Guide, By Rodel Press
Materials: Solid oak. Used hand cut dovetails for joining. Finish is shellac.
Plans: Unavailable
Purpose: Designed for his son residing in Houston, TX
Year of construction: 1996
Size: 34"w x 21"d x 36"h

Steamer Chest

by  Barry Boyer

Design:  From Woodsmith
Materials: Solid oak. Finish is Water Polyurethane
Plans: Unavailable
Purpose: Wife's orders
Year of construction: 1998
Size: 24"d x 16"h x 36"l