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Tall Cherry Chest

  • February 12, 2015

gpreliasco
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I've been using an old dresser sized for an infant or small child for my entire life (I'm 25 now). I decided it was time to build myself an proper dresser with the help of my father, a skilled woodworker. We decided to work with cherry because it will age into a gorgeous shade of red. I looked at some examples of much more expensive chests ($1,500 and up) and made my own for ~$450. It's finished with coats of Danish oil and wood polish for a smooth surface. It was a pretty involved project, but I learned a lot and really enjoyed spending the time with my dad.

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  • Congratulations! The best projects are those done with a Dad or a son, daughter, or grandchild. The chest looks great! It is something that can be passed on generation to generation and will surely be proudly admired by those generations to come. TIP: Be sure to engrave the names of the builders and the date it was built somewhere in an inconspicuous place that will be found later on. It will be a nice surprise for someone who finds it 60 yrs. from now, but will also authenticate its story. GOOD JOB!
    By user_wynn_239381, on February 19, 2015

  • Beautiful work!
    By ellenc, on March 21, 2015

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Tall Cherry Chest

by gpreliasco
Feb 12, 2015

I've been using an old dresser sized for an infant or small child for my entire life (I'm 25 now). I decided it was time to build myself an proper dresser with the help of my father, a skilled woodworker. We decided to work with cherry because it will age into a gorgeous shade of red. I looked at some examples of much more expensive chests ($1,500 and up) and made my own for ~$450. It's finished with coats of Danish oil and wood polish for a smooth surface. It was a pretty involved project, but I learned a lot and really enjoyed spending the time with my dad.