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Herringbone 3 Drawer Chest

  • July 10, 2014

MrsAjj
MrsAjj
MrsAjj
MrsAjj

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.

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  • 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!
    By RogueEngineer, on July 17, 2014

  • Love this. Creative thinking, design, and problem-solving. I could see something like this in my foyer, also.
    By pamleo, on July 21, 2014

  • See what can be done when you think outside the box...very nice
    By pippins, on August 4, 2014

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Herringbone 3 Drawer Chest

by MrsAjj
Jul 10, 2014

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.