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Herringbone 3 Drawer Chest
Herringbone 3 Drawer Chest
Herringbone 3 Drawer Chest
Herringbone 3 Drawer Chest
Herringbone 3 Drawer Chest
  • Herringbone 3 Drawer Chest
  • Herringbone 3 Drawer Chest
  • Herringbone 3 Drawer Chest
  • Herringbone 3 Drawer Chest
  • Herringbone 3 Drawer Chest

Herringbone 3 Drawer Chest

Herringbone is all the craze again. I've been re doing our master bedroom building one piece of furniture at a time. When it came time for my bedside dresser, I could not settle for plain. I saw a wardrobe that was made from leftover prefinished walnut flooring. Knowing that fancy hardwoods were out of my budget, I began thinking outside the box. I stumbled upon Acacia deck tiles at my local Ikea. I unscrewed the wooden pieces and used them to create a herringbone pattern for the drawer fronts of the chest I built. The pieces were not perfect but I decided not to trim them. I figured the imperfections would just add character to the piece. Since Acacia is such a beautiful wood, I choose not to stain but to enhance the natural grain patterns with Tung Oil.
I am very pleased with the outcome and I've gotten tons of compliments. It's projects like this that encourage me to keep on building.

Comments (3)


RogueEngineer
RogueEngineer

This looks amazing.. I've been wanting to incorporate some herringbone into one of my designs. I like how this is done so tastefully! Great Job!


pamleo
pamleo

Love this. Creative thinking, design, and problem-solving. I could see something like this in my foyer, also.


pippins
pippins

See what can be done when you think outside the box...very nice




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Project Information

Difficulty: Intermediate
Category: Furniture,

Materials Used:

  • Birch Plywood, Poplar 1x3's Soft Close Ball Bearing Drawer Slides, Ikea Deck Tiles


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