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How to recycle a collection of old drawers of different sizes and woods by building a chest frame from birch plywood to accommodate them.
AMERICAN HOME CRAFTS Fall 1978 (v.6#4) pg. 50, 95

Carcase work in furniture design and construction. Includes basic dimensions and construction ideas for (1) a six-board chest, (2) slant-top desk, and (3) Queen Anne highboy.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep 1985 (v.1#3) pg. 40

Tall, narrow pine chest of drawers features a total of 13 drawers (3 small and 10 large). Overall dimensions: 46" tall, 16" wide, 10" deep.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Mar-Apr 1988 (v.4#1) pg. 51

Shaker sewing desk. A reproduction of a 19th-century original built by Shaker craftsman Henry Green (Alfred, Maine). Features a total of 12 drawers (6 large, 6 small) and a pull-out work shelf. Overall dimensions: 31" wide, 23" deep, 38" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep-Oct 1988 (v.4#4) pg. 16

Shaker-style chest of drawers. Five-drawer unit (2 small, 3 large) is from the "New Yankee Workshop" TV program hosted by Norm Abram. Overall dimensions: 42"x19"x33" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Mar-Apr 1989 (v.5#2) pg. 16
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER May-Jun 1989 (v.5#3) pg. 4

Making a bedroom suite with a Chinese flair. Part 3. Chest of drawers has frame-and-panel sides and back. Top two drawers are 5" deep, followed by one 7" deep and a bottom drawer 9" deep.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #35 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 46

Shaker sewing counter. A chest of six drawers features a top with large overhangs. Copied from an 1843 original at Mt.Lebanon NY. Overall dimensions: TOP (33"x22"). CHEST (23"x17"x29" tall).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #37 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 35

Philadelphia lowboy. A graceful Queen Anne lowboy combines cabinetmaking and carving skills. This 4 drawer chest features cabriole legs with trifid (three-lobed) feet, crotch-veneered drawer fronts and general proportions representative of many Philadelphia pieces made during the early- to mid-1700's. Overall dimensions: 34"x21"x30" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 46
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #66 Jun 1998 pg. 22

New life for a garage-sale bureau. How to renovate a sad case by taking it apart, making structural repairs, recovering and adding new trim.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #68 Oct 1998 pg. 50

Restore a chest of drawers. How to make broken-down drawers fit and work like new.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #96 Oct 2002 pg. 70

Feature on eleven storage units you can build includes a bedroom space organizer that is a headboard, chest of drawers, and room divider in a single unit.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1973 (v.51#3) pg. 58

Photo shows how to stylize an unfinished chest by covering the surface with half-round molding. Est. cost: $76.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 88

Build-it-yourself furniture for kids that grows with them. Basic 32"x18"x12" modular units are made of 3/4" plywood. In a nursery they are used as a chest of drawers. For a toddler they become toy storage. For pre-teen and teen they form the cabinet base for a desk and base unit for a twin-sized mattress.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1977 (v.55#2) pg. 116

Three-in-one sleep center fits into the corner of a bedroom and accommodates a pair of beds (placed at right angles), desk space, bookshelves under one bed and a chest of drawers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1978 (v.56#11) pg. 84

Three drawer chests with drawer pulls cut from wooden dowels. Est. cost: $99.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 61, 80

Room divider bureau. Two-sided chest of drawers is 30" high. Sides taper from 12" deep at the top to 24" deep at the bottom. Drawers open from either side. Est. cost: $46.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 93

Simple four-drawer chest of drawers is built from plywood. Overall dimensions: 18"x29"x32".
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1985 (v.63#4) pg. 48, 53

Desktop chest of three drawers is ideal for stamps, pencils, etc. Overall dimensions: (7"x11"x13" tall). Est. cost: $40.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 1999 (v.23#2) pg. 28

Construction time again. Using construction-grade 2x10 stock to build a sturdy chest of drawers for a child's bedroom.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Dec 2000-Jan 2001 (v.24#3) pg. 58

Novel storage cabinet features a case in the shape of a regular trapezoid. The six drawers also are shaped like regular trapezoids and get smaller from bottom to top.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 2002 (v.26#2) pg. 28

Children's bedroom furniture. (1) Combination bunk bed/captain's bed. (2) Dresser with 4 drawers and storage compartments. (3) Simple desk and stool. Built of birch plywood. Est. cost: $130 (bed), $100 (chest), $50 (desk).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1979 (v.3#1) pg. 10

Suite with style. Part 3. Dresser with matching mirror features four large storage drawers. White laminated surfaces are accented with natural wood trim. Dimensions: 28" tall, 21"deep, 71" long. (excluding mirror). Estimated cost : $200.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1980 (v.3#10) pg. 26

Pine bedroom suite. Part 1. Six drawer lowboy dresser. Dimensions: 45" wide, 30" tall, 18" deep.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1982 (v.6#1) pg. 16

Pine bedroom suite. Part 3. Hi-boy dresser. A five-drawer chest of drawers. Overall dimensions: 33" wide, 49" tall and 18" deep.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1982 (v.6#3) pg. 26

Build this chest of drawers. Contemporary styling features rounded corners on the six drawers. Overall dimensions: 54" long, 29" tall, 17" deep. Est. cost: $120.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1984 (v.7#5) pg. 24, 29

Six piece bedroom suite built of wood. (1) Full-length cheval mirror. (2) Three-panel folding privacy screen with fabric inserts. (3) Night table. (4) Open-shelf hutch. (5) Dresser with 3 drawers. (6) Four poster bed.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1988 (v.11#5) pg. 36

Block-front table. Small chest with three drawers features bracket feet and a unique front profile. Overall dimensions: 24"x20"x23" tall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1989 (v.12#12) pg. 26

Five piece bedroom suite for a young girl captures the charm of 18th century Baroque design. Constructed of hardwood, MDF, and plywood. Part 1. Night table, highboy, and bed frame.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1994 (v.17#5) pg. 22

Elegant eight-drawer dresser. Features hand-cut through dovetail joints. Overall dimensions: 18"x46"x36" tall. Third in a three-part bedroom suite.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1996 (v.20#1) pg. 47

Cigar box storage. Wooden cube has shallow shelves and wooden knot feet. Cigar boxes on each shelf serve as drawers.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1997 (v.20#11) pg. 14

Mission style chest of drawers features four small top drawers (in a 2x2 arrangement) and three full-width large drawers. Overall dimensions: 17"x39"x50" tall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1998 (v.21#6) pg. 34

How to refinish furniture with aluminum foil and paint. Article shows the restoration of an old three-drawer chest and includes pattern for foil embossed design on the face of the drawers.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1974 (v.4#6) pg. 38

How to build a Philadelphia-type Chippendale lowboy. Bottom rail and drawer front are elaborately carved, as are the cabriole legs. Entire piece is built of the best Honduras mahogany obtainable. Squared drawings included for carving.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1977 (v.8#3) pg. 31

How to make a removable cover for a chest of drawers.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 18 1980 (v.93#16) pg. 123, 165

Storage wall chest of drawers topped by a large cabinet with adjustable shelves and closet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #89 Dec 1965 (v.15#6) pg. 32

Shaker chest of drawers has seven 7"x26" drawers and a two-shelf storage compartment above the drawers. Overall height of this piece is 84".
FAMILY HANDYMAN #130 Oct 1971 (v.21#8) pg. 44

Shaker chest of drawers is 40" high, 44" wide and 21" deep. Four drawers measure 17"x18" each, and two more are 18"x36" each.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #133 Feb 1972 (v.22#2) pg. 58

Built-in chest of drawers for a bedroom has eleven drawers. Two narrow, tall upright units can be built to sit on each end of the bureau for books or display.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #171 Mar 1976 (v.26#3) pg. 30

European style chest of drawers combines laminated surfaces with rounded oak corners. Overall dimensions 52" long x 22" tall x 18" deep.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #256 Feb 1985 (v.35#2) pg. 60

Oak chest of drawers is built from one 4x8-ft. sheet of oak veneer plywood with strips of oak applied to the exposed edges. Hidden (interior) components are made from less expensive wood and plywood. Has four large and two small drawers. Overall dimensions: 39" tall, 27" wide, 16" deep.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #271 Sep 1986 (v.36#7) pg. 64

Tall chests. The art of proportioning used by 18th-century furniture makers is reviewed.
FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 39

In search of period furniture makers. How some furniture makers couple older designs with modern construction to create reproductions that may be better than the originals. Includes diagram for a Newport kneehole bureau (circa 1770).
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 32

Blockfront casepieces. Completely detailed measured drawings for (1) Newport-style slant-top desk and (2) Boston-style chest of drawers.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 41

Blockfront casepieces (chest of drawers, slant-front desks, kneehole desks, chest-on-chests, and desk-and-bookcase). Its development in Boston, Newport, and Connecticut.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 45

Building blockfront casepieces. Improving traditional construction. Covers the Newport case construction and the Boston case construction.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 47

Post-and-panel chest of drawers based on 19th century design. Made to cope with seasonal humidity changes and long-term panel shrinkage without damage.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 53

Chest of bags. A skeletal case is equipped with drawers consisting of wooden frames which support cloth bags.
FINE WOODWORKING #37 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 78

A small highboy. Plans for a modestly proportioned 18th-century Queen Anne highboy. Overall dimensions: 56" tall, 20" deep, 34" wide.
FINE WOODWORKING #42 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 32
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 4

Boston Bombe chest. Based on an 18th-century design, it features 4 dovetailed drawers and ball-and-claw feet.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 52

Build a Hepplewhite chest of drawers. Overall dimensions: 33" wide, 35" tall, 20" deep.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 42

Building a chest of drawers. Joinery and design considerations. Includes a "Shaker-style" cabinet with 15 drawers of various sizes.
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 36

Wellington campaign chest includes a drop-front secretaire, five drawers and a hinged rail that locks over the drawer fronts to secure them for transport. Overall dimensions: 51" tall, 21" wide, 16" deep.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 68

Building a chest-on-chest. A simple method for framing carcases with solid sides. Unit features 7 large and 3 small drawers. Overall dimensions: 61" tall, 39" wide, 21" deep.
FINE WOODWORKING #81 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 76

Variations on a four-drawer chest. Two similar contemporary-style walnut chests feature either convex or concave drawer fronts and other subtle differences.
FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 82

An oval semainier. Build a small oval-shaped cabinet containing seven drawers, cover with decorative veneer, and raise on four tapered oval legs to form a unique table.
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 66

Quarter columns dress up boxy cases. How to make and inset a traditional corner detail found on a chest of drawers. Includes instructions for applying reeding to a lathe turning using a scratch stock.
FINE WOODWORKING #93 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 80
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #95 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #98 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 6

A chest for all seasons. An unadorned seven-drawer chest (reminiscent of Shaker styling) hides many techniques that accommodate the natural movement of wood and ensure the piece's longevity.
FINE WOODWORKING #94 May-Jun 1992 pg. 38
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #97 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 4

Curvaceous carcase construction. Unique chest of drawers features bendable-plywood sides with both concave and convex curves that are covered with narrow solid-wood slats.
FINE WOODWORKING #95 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 64

Visible joinery makes a 4-drawer Arts-and-Crafts style chest of drawers. Flared mortises and jig-cut wedges create matching, tight-fitting through-tenons. Overall dimensions 25"x14"x30" tall.
FINE WOODWORKING #100 May-Jun 1993 pg. 49

Building a strong, light carcase. Thin, deep front rails give extra strength to desks and tables whose fronts are mostly drawers. Construction of a Shaker side table with five drawers in the front illustrates the concept.
FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 62

Using belt sanding and front-mounted drawer stops to guarantee that multiple drawer fronts always fit flush with the front of a chest of drawers, apothecary chest, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 82
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 12

A small bureau (chest of drawers) built to last. Five-drawer chest features opague finish and applied moldings which conceal the sturdy dovetail joint construction. Overall dimensions: 28"x18"x31" tall.
FINE WOODWORKING #109 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 54

Curley cherry highboy. Combine hand and machine techniques to produce an American furniture classic. This interpretation of a Boston, Massachusetts style from about 1750 features blocked apron, finials, arch cutouts, and shell designs. Part 1. The base.
FINE WOODWORKING #117 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 80
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 6

Curly cherry highboy. Part 2. Making the upper case, drawers and gooseneck molding.
FINE WOODWORKING #118 May-Jun 1996 pg. 34

Curly cherry highboy. Part 3. Flame finials and carved fans.
FINE WOODWORKING #119 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 52
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 6

Making the curved pediment molding for a Boston Queen Anne highboy from a single S-shaped piece of wood. Involves both router and hand work.
FINE WOODWORKING #130 May-Jun 1998 pg. 110

Large-case construction strategies. Simplified joinery and a solid plan keep big jobs (such as this nine-drawer dresser) under control.
FINE WOODWORKING #131 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 84
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #134 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 8

Tip: How to cover a chest of drawers with cotton ticking and heart patterns. Est. cost: $25.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Mar 1979 (v.188#3) pg. 164, 259

Tip: How to stencil patterns on an old chest of drawers.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Mar 1979 (v.188#3) pg. 164, 259

How to repair chests of drawers. Correcting loose knobs, sticky drawers, loose drawer joints and bottoms, and ill-fitting drawers.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1979 (v.3#10) pg. 58

Early American four-drawer chest.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Oct 1963 pg. 22

Four-drawer miniature colonial chest 28" high, 25" wide, and 17-1/2" deep.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Jan-Feb 1965 (v.34#1) pg. 24

Tip on using toothpick-sized maple nails to assemble drawers for a traditional Japanese tansu chest of drawers.
HOME FURNITURE #9 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 84
Added Info HOME FURNITURE #10 Apr 1997 pg. 4

Tips on shaping a ruffled (compound curve) skirt for a hall chest of drawers and then inlaying a bead of ebony veneer into the skirt.
HOME FURNITURE #9 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 85

Five great ways to store more. (1) Paper towel rack with space for kitchen wraps. (2) Cookbook & recipe card holder. (3) Contemporary open shelves. (4) Simple utility shelves. (5) Stacking storage drawers.
HOME MECHANIX #695 Mar 1986 (v.82) pg. 92

How to cover an inexpensive chest with fabric.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1979 (v.24#1) pg. 82, 168

How to paint a plain chest of drawers with a pattern of scrolls, tulips, daisies and urns. An original design from a Colonial chest in Greenfield Village.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Fall 1979 (v.24#3) pg. 88, 184

Four ways to finish a chest of drawers.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1980 (v.25#1) pg. 108, 26

Colonial, five-drawer, ball-foot chest.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #432 May 1964 (v.60) pg. 96

Early American chest. Made of knotty pine, it features five drawers of varying dimensions and a large cabinet with two or more shelves. The cabinet is covered with two narrow, full-length doors. Chest measures 42" high, 18" deep, and 43" wide.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #473 Oct 1967 (v.63) pg. 112

Chest of drawers with tree storage drawers also conceals a pull-out clothes hamper on casters. Unit measures 16"x48"x29" high.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #527 Apr 1972 (v.68) pg. 100

Early American chest of drawers. Three drawer chest measures 31" wide, 14" deep and 34" tall. Drawers are approximately 5", 8" and 11" deep. Built of pine and stock moldings. Est. cost: $25.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #564 May 1975 (v.71) pg. 54

Three-drawer and hardboard wood and metal chest.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1963 (v.119#5) pg. 124

Colonial lowboy. Upper cabinet features five small drawers under a narrow display shelf. Lower cabinet has two larger drawers, over a two-door storage cabinet. Built of pine.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1967 (v.127#6) pg. 146

Shaker simplicity. Solid cherry chest of drawers features 6 drawers, each measuring nearly 36" wide by 7" high. Overall dimensions: 20" deep, 30" high, 72" long.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1986 (v.163#1) pg. 100

Treasured chest. Build this reproduction of the American Chippendale chest of drawers. Construction combines dovetailing with plate joinery. Overall dimensions: 19"x38"x35" tall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1991 (v.168#12) pg. 53

A curly maple dresser (a large chest featuring 4 drawers and 2 cabinet areas). Designed to celebrate the 90th anniversary of this magazine, it reflects the Arts-and-Crafts or Mission furniture style of 1902. Overall dimensions: 22"x40"x72" tall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1992 (v.169#3) pg. 49

Tall chest. A 7-drawer mahogany chest of drawers. Overall dimensions: 14"x23"x49" tall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1992 (v.169#11) pg. 80

Elegant cherry entertainment center is styled like a traditional clothes press. Has room for a full-size TV and two VCRs, plus three large storage drawers. Overall dimensions: 24"x48"x72" tall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1992 (v.169#11) pg. 86

Furniture for a child's bedroom. (1) Twin bed with lots of storage in the base. (2) Large 4-drawer dresser. Overall dimensions: 20"x48"x36" tall. (3) Computer desk featuring desktop shelf assembly, large work surface (31"x48") and pedestal with deep drawer and shelves. (4) Storage cabinet (15"x66"x26" tall) featuring 10 large open-front storage compartments.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1999 (v.176#11) pg. 95

Cabinet with spillproof drawers holds slides, cards, small tools or parts.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1964 (v.184#3) pg. 148

Spanish-style 3-drawer chest is 28" wide by 12" deep by 22" high. Includes patterns for routing the decorative drawer facings.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1970 (v.197#6) pg. 83

Mahogany chest of four drawers serves as a diaper changing table for a baby and elegant chest for the older child or adult.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #44 Aug 1988 (v.8#2) pg. 30

Massachusetts lowboy. Replica of a Queen Anne period (1720-1780) piece features four drawers, unadorned cabriole legs, acorn finials, and stylized seashell carving.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #45 Oct 1988 (v.8#3) pg. 43

A small chest of drawers is modeled after a colonial map chest. Overall dimensions: 25" tall, 25" wide, 18" deep.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #59 Mar 1991 (v.10#5) pg. 86, Insert

Nightstand is a small chest with three drawers. Features unique corner posts and a concave shape on the ends of the top and bottom. Overall dimensions: 24"x15"x25" tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #62 Sep 1991 (v.11#2) pg. 22, Insert

Visitor's nightstand. A small chest of drawers (20"x16"x29" high) has three drawers. Uses a solid frame-and-panel carcass and has router-made wooden pulls and beaded rails for the three drawers.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #96 May 1997 (v.17#2) pg. 56, Insert

Modern wardrobe. Contemporary maple chest of drawers features frameless plywood construction, subtle black accents, and unobtrusive pulls. Overall dimensions: 36"x18"x48" tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #110 Sep 1999 (v.19#4) pg. 32

Early American dowry chest is 47" long, 18" deep and 37" high. It is built from pine and has six small drawers and two large drawers.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Fall 1979 pg. 80

Build this dowry chest based on an Early American design. This chest features 8 drawers, pine construction, brass pulls, and hidden casters.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS May-Jun 1982 pg. 80

Tip shows drawer-filled storage cabinet. The drawers consist of plastic bins supported by two pairs of small wooden runners.
SUNSET Sep 1978 (v.161#3) pg. 104

Collector's cabinet features ten drawers (16"x19"x2" deep) within a case (18"x23"x25" tall). Built from Honduras mahogany (solid and veneer plywood).
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #40 Jul 1994 (v.7#4) pg. 5

Six pages of effective and low-cost solutions to common decorating problems. Includes instructions for making a ladder bookcase, cloth covered chests, a cloth-covered mirror frame, a mock canopy and slab sofas with foam cushions.
WOMAN'S DAY May 22 1979 (v.42#10) pg. 96, 134

Shaker-style tall chest (22" deep, 41" wide, 74" high) has three full-width drawers, four half-width drawers and a top compartment with adjustable shelves and access through two frame-and-panel doors.
WOOD MAGAZINE #55 Oct 1992 (v.9#7) pg. 36
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #62 Aug 1993 (v.10#5) pg. 11

Country-fresh bedroom set. Part 1. Five-drawer chest (19"x33"x54" high) has oak bun feet, 2" oak knobs, and an antiqued finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #110 Dec 1998 (v.15#8) pg. 66, Insert
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #111 Winter 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 8

Country-fresh bedroom set. Part 2. Eight-drawer (4 small, 4 large) dresser and wall-hung mirror. Dresser dimensions: 20"x61"x32" tall. Mirror (38" wide x 39" long) features an arched top and can also be dimensioned for use as a hall mirror.
WOOD MAGAZINE #111 Winter 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 62, 68, Insert

Maple-and-cherry bedroom suite. Part 4. Eight-drawer dresser with mirror. Drawer fronts are cherry and the case is maple.
WOOD MAGAZINE #138 Dec 2001 (v.18#9) pg. 74, 81, Insert

Child's traditional oak chest of drawers features groove-and-panel construction similiar to Arts and Crafts styling. The unit has five large drawers. Overall dimensions: 36"x22"x50" tall.
WOOD MAGAZINE #144 Oct 2002 (v.19#6) pg. 58

Six-drawer chest of drawers features exposed box joint fingers on the drawer fronts. Unit is 42" tall, 27" wide and 16" deep.
WOODSMITH #17 Sep 1981 pg. 16

Bachelor's chest. A clean, contemporary four-drawer chest of drawers. Features a concealed cove "finger pull" and a guide system made entirely of wood. The edges of the frame are chamfered. Overall dimensions: 34"x32"x18".
WOODSMITH #34 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 4

Lingerie dresser. A seven drawer classic chest. Features raised-panel drawer fronts, solid-wood top, frame and panel sides, dovetail drawers, etc. Overall dimensions: 50" tall, 22" wide, 16" deep.
WOODSMITH #53 Oct 1987 pg. 4

Cherry dresser. An heirloom four-drawer chest features frame-and-panel construction, dovetailed drawers, and a solid-wood top. Overall dimensions: 42" wide, 21" deep, 31" high. A companion piece to the 7-drawer lingerie dresser in issue #53.
WOODSMITH #58 Aug 1988 pg. 10

Chairside chest of drawers is patterned after an old-fashioned spool cabinet. Features six idential drawers and frame-and-panel sides and back. Overall dimensions: 23" high, 28" wide, 18" deep.
WOODSMITH #68 Apr 1990 pg. 6

Elegant chest-on-chest features cherry frame-and-panel construction, raised panel drawers, and lots of dovetail joints. Overall dimensions: 39"x20"x60" tall.
WOODSMITH #125 Oct 1999 (v.21) pg. 6, 18, 19

Bachelor chest. An elegant chest of four drawers also features a pullout writing surface. Overall dimensions: 31"x19"x34" tall.
WOODWORK #13 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 58
Correction WOODWORK #14 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 24

Dust panels. Easily made elements that will add quality and convenience to any piece containing drawers.
WOODWORK #17 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 68

Shaker-style counter is divided (1/3) into a storage compartment (behind a frame-and-panel door) and (2/3) a stack of four large drawers. Construction utilizes several dovetail joints. Overall dimensions: 46"Lx29"Tx19"D.
WOODWORK #32 Apr 1995 pg. 42

Shaker cupboard-over-drawers (16"x24"x65" high) has five drawers and a frame-and-panel door that provides access to the 21" high top compartment.
WOODWORK #38 Apr 1996 pg. 34

Replica of a military chest used by officers of the British armies campaigning during the Napoleonic wars. Two units, one with 2 large drawers and one with 2 small drawers, pigeon holes, and a pull-out writing surface, stack together.
WOODWORKER #1041 Aug 1980 (v.84) pg. 492

Oak chest of drawers. Main carcase is dovetailed and the front rails are crossbanded with oak veneer. The 5 drawers have a cocked bead, set into a rebate and mitered at the corners. Dimensions: 710mm wide, 440mm deep, 700mm tall.
WOODWORKER #1066 Sep 1982 (v.86) pg. 589

Making a small tabletop cabinet with 3 drawers. The carcase top corners and the front corners of the drawers are mitered and strengthened with veneer "keys" of contrasting wood. Overall dimensions: 280mm deep, 180mm tall.
WOODWORKER #1092 Nov 1984 (v.88) pg. 728

Chest of drawers. Well-built chest features three large and two small drawers. Built in "traditional" way, it features solid-wood sides and carcase frame, solid-wood drawers, and lots of dovetails. Overall dimensions: 1087mm tall, 710mm wide, 440mm deep. It sets on four "bun feet".
WOODWORKER #1097 Apr 1985 (v.89) pg. 264
Correction WOODWORKER #1101 Aug 1985 (v.89) pg. 640

The skeleton chest. Oak chest of drawers features an open (skeleton) carcase allowing 3 sides of the oak drawers to be seen. Best suited for a unit featuring smaller drawers. Sketches of other ideas for "stacked-drawer" units are included.
WOODWORKER #1098 May 1985 (v.89) pg. 340

Chest-of-drawers features an unusual surface faced with two different colors of thin plastic laminate. The chest contains 10 drawers of various widths and depths. Construction requires a substantial amount of accurate joinery. Overall dimensions: 1420mm wide, 1150mm tall, 450mm deep.
WOODWORKER #1099 Jun 1985 (v.89) pg. 464

Converting an unused fireplace into a built-in chest of drawers.
WOODWORKER #1110 May 1986 (v.90#5) pg. 393

Modernistic "Amphitheatre" chest of drawers combines curves, colours, straight-line symmetry, and an added inner dimension through its open slitted sides. A look at the inspiration, operation, and notes on how the chest was made.
WOODWORKER Feb 1988 (v.92#2) pg. 176

Curved and carved. Small chest of drawers (4 drawers) features curved (serpentine) drawer fronts, walnut veneer, and carved ornamentation.
WOODWORKER Oct 1990 (v.94#10) pg. 992

Small chest of four drawers (2 large, 2 small) features extensive use of exposed mortise and tenon joints. Overall dimensions: 13"x5"x8" tall.
WOODWORKER Mar 1991 (v.95#3) pg. 288

Collector's cabinet. A chest with eight drawers of various depths is capped with a display case featuring glass on top and all four sides. The sides feature a decorative frame-and-panel styling and the drawers incorporate dovetail construction and constrasting woods.
WOODWORKER Sep 1991 (v.95#9) pg. 924
Correction WOODWORKER Nov 1991 (v.95#11) pg. 1102

Filing in style. An elegant chest of shallow drawers is supported on four tall, curved legs with flared feet. This styling is often found in cabinets for sheet music. Overall dimensions (cabinet): 15"x12"x25" tall. Overall height with legs is 54".
WOODWORKER Aug 1992 (v.96#8) pg. 48

Shaker portable chest is an adaptation of one made in Union Village, Ohio, about 1830. The case measures (approx.) 36" wide, 8" deep and 8" tall. The case encloses seven small drawers of various sizes.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1978 (v.2#1) pg. 11

Early American style three drawer chest uses drawer fronts which give the appearance of a 12 drawer apothecary chest. Unit measures (approx.) 29" wide, 12" deep and 22" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1978 (v.2#2) pg. 4

Spanish-style chair-side chest. Features boldly molded and carved panels. Three large storage drawers make it a practical chest of drawers. Overall dimensions: 28" wide, 23" tall, and 18" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1979 (v.3#3) pg. 10

Miniature campaign chest built of 1/2" mahogany and trimmed with brass. Features 4 small drawers. Unit measures 14" tall, 8" wide, and 8" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1980 (v.4#3) pg. 6

Three drawer chest of drawers is a typical example of Danish country furniture from the early 1900's. Dimensions: 27" wide, 17" deep, 29" high.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1982 (v.6#5) pg. 34

Shaker chest of drawers features five full width drawers and two half-width drawers. Extensive use of dovetails. Overall dimensions: 56" tall, 32" wide, 19" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1983 (v.7#6) pg. 51

Stacking storage unit. Make decorative wooden boxes with dovetailed joints. Each box measures 18"x6"x6". Equip some of the boxes with drawers. Then stack the units to form a modular storage unit, chest of drawers, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1984 (v.8#1) pg. 44

Tip: A hinged strip of wood is used to lock a chest of drawers with just one padlock.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 58

Contemporary chest of drawers. A single-drawer base unit (52" wide, 15" tall, 21" deep) is topped with a three-drawer cabinet (24" wide, 22" tall, 18" deep) set off-center.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 55

Queen Anne lowboy (dressing table), circa 1730-1760. Copied from piece in Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). Overall dimensions: 34" wide, 21" deep, 30" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 32

Chippendale bachelor's chest of drawers features 4 drawers and a pull-out writing shelf. Overall dimensions: 28" wide, 32" tall, 19" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 33

Contemporary dresser has 8 large drawers and uses recessed finger pulls. Top is marble or black laminate. The construction consists of two 4-drawer units joined together. Overall dimensions: 60" long, 34" tall, 19" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1988 (v.12#3) pg. 38

Small chest of drawers (7"x7"x13" tall) has four drawers and doubles as the base for a table lamp.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1988 (v.12#4) pg. 27

Small Chippendale-style chest of drawers (19"x24"x15" deep). Features 3 drawers. The top is attached to case with blind dovetails.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.13#5) pg. 42
Correction WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1989 (v.13#6) pg. 7

Weaver's chest of drawers is based on a 19th century Shaker piece located in Mt.Lebanon, New York. It features 8 identical drawers (4 drawers high) in the same dovetailed case. Overall dimensions: 62" long, 32" tall, 19" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 34

Shaker chest of drawers is a reproduction of a piece in the Fruitland Museum (Harvard, Mass.). It features dovetailed construction throughout. Three full-size and two half-size drawers. Overall dimensions: 41" wide, 41" tall, 18" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1990 (v.14#6) pg. 65

Connecticut River Valley highboy (high chest of drawers) is representative of an 18th century design. Overall dimensions: 40"x22"x76" tall. Can be adapted to a lowboy design. Part 1.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 65

Connecticut River Valley highboy. Part 2.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1991 (v.15#2) pg. 44

Heirloom lingerie chest. A tall, narrow chest-of-drawers features seven drawers in a vertical arrangement. Overall dimensions: 20"x16"x52" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1992 (v.16#3) pg. 36

Side-by-side chest/cupboad. The left half of the cabinet is a stack of six drawers. The right half is a frame-and-panel door concealing a compartment with adjustable shelves. The finish combines black paint with natural wood. Overall dimensions: 42"x19"x54" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1992 (v.16#4) pg. 50
Correction WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1992 (v.16#5) pg. 8

Heirloom blockfront chest of four drawers. Based on a design from the Wallace Nutting Collection at Berea College (Berea, KY). A reproduction sells for $5,500 at retail. Overall dimensions: 33"x21"x29" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1993 (v.17#5) pg. 36
Correction WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1993 (v.17#6) pg. 8

A ten drawer dresser designed and built from the ground up. Consists of four large drawers below six smaller drawers. Construction includes frame-and-panel sides and dovetails in drawers and base. Overall dimensions: 46"Wx22"Dx59"T.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1995 (v.19#4) pg. 30

Lowboy chest and wall mirror combination, circa 1750, from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Work for the experienced furniture builder.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1964 (v.20#2) pg. 36

Bedroom chest for a woman features drawers and a slack/skirt rack.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1964 (v.20#5) pg. 20

Two-part Philadelphia highboy. Dressing table topped with chest of drawers. A reproduction from the Nelson Art Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri. Involves ornate carving.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1965 (v.21#3) pg. 10

Reproduction of a four-drawer oak and pine chest of drawers, circa 1670, from the Wallace Nutting Collection. Drawer fronts are decorated with a series of panels. Chest is 36" high, 39" wide And 23" deep.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1966 (v.22#3) pg. 12

Chest for doll clothes. Three-drawer chest of drawers measures 24" wide, 20" high, and 12" deep.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1967 (v.23#1) pg. 21

Chest-on-chest. Dimensions and ornamental details of a Chippendale design two-piece chest found in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. No construction details given.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1967 (v.23#2) pg. 54

A 16th century lowboy from scrap wood and veneer. Table-cabinet with three drawers, large top (20x34") and lathe-turned legs. New England design.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1967 (v.23#4) pg. 16

Mahogany-veneered chest of drawers with drop-front desk top. In the style of George Hepplewhite, circa 1780. Incorporates tambour doors and secret hiding places with locks.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1969 (v.25#1) pg. 22

Ironing center features a fold-up ironing board and storage for iron and dampened clothes. When closed, cabinet becomes a chest of drawers.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1971 (v.27#5) pg. 9

Three-way stand can be a night stand or occasional table when used singularly. Two units can be stacked to make a chest of drawers. Two units, topped with a piece of plywood, form a desk. Each unit has two drawers and an open compartment.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1972 (v.28#1) pg. 44

Double dresser has six drawers and a pullout rack for ties, scarves, etc. Mirror is flanked by bulletin board panels.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1972 (v.28#3) pg. 38

Curly-maple highboy is a reproduction of a piece in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Base has three drawers and six turned legs. Upper chest had five drawers. Highboy is 65" high, 19' deep and 41" wide.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1973 (v.29#1) pg. 36

Bedroom furniture that can be changed to fit any decor. Chest of drawers, night stands and headboard have removable vinyl inserts that can be easily changed. Pieces are built from walnut veneered plywood and walnut stock.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1973 (v.29#2) pg. 36

Compact unit for a small bedroom consists of two bunk beds, a bookcase, five-drawer chest and a storage cabinet that all fit into an area 78" square.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1978 (v.34#6) pg. 58

Pattern for an inlaid chest of drawers based on an original 1740 chest in the Museum of Art and Industry (Oslo, Norway). Features four drawers, marble top, gold leaf trim, and carved feet. Few construction details are included.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 61

Seven drawer chest, built of wood, has numerous uses. Store a rock or fossil collection, small tools, lingerie, etc. Drawers measure 22"x16" and are 2", 3" and 4" deep. Overall size of cabinet: 34" tall, 24" wide and 16" deep.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1981 (v.37#4) pg. 22

French provincial furniture. Part 1. Seven drawer dresser, with matching mirror, is the first item in a complete set of French provincial bedroom furniture. All pieces feature cabriole legs.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1982 (v.38#2) pg. 4

Pattern for a lowboy chest (circa 1720). Originally from Massachusetts, the chest is now in the H.M. DeYoung Memorial Museum (San Francisco , CA). Features 4 drawers, carved fan, and cabriole legs. Dimensions: 34" long, 20" wide, 32" tall.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1982 (v.38#2) pg. 100

French provincial furniture. Part 3. Four drawer chest of drawers.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1982 (v.38#4) pg. 70

Detailed plans for a Philadelphia highboy chest. Features 11 drawers and elaborate carving. Overall dimensions: 73" tall, 34" wide, 16" deep.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 114
Added Info WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1983 (v.39#4) pg. 12

Four drawer walnut bureau is a reproduction of an 1848 antique. Overall dimensions 40" tall, 24" deep, 38" wide. The bottom 3 drawers are recessed and flanked by two decorative spindles. The unit stands on four ball shape feet.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1984 (v.40#3) pg. 74

Walnut chest of drawers has simulated turned legs. Overall dimensions: 18"x39"x34" tall. Has 3 large and two small drawers.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1984 (v.40#4) pg. 57

Victorian oak bureau. Chest of drawers features four drawers with curved fronts and carved animal claw foot legs. The bureau is topped with a large ornately-carved mirror support and mirror frame. The bureau measures 42" wide, 31" tall, 22" deep. The mirror assembly is 42" wide x 42" tall.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1986 (v.42#2) pg. 4

Five drawer dresser also includes a 15"x23"x15" deep storage area behind a frame-and-panel door. Overall dimensions: 48" long, 36" tall, 16" deep.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1986 (v.42#3) pg. 18

Queen Anne lowboy. Reproduction of an 18th century chest or dressing table features cabriole legs, three drawers, and a carved shell pattern panel. Overall dimensions: 19"x38"x33" tall.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1991 (v.47#2) pg. 42

Classic chest of drawers is based on a Amish design from the mid-1800s. Overall dimensions: 37"x22"x47" tall.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1992 (v.48#5) pg. 38
Correction WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1993 (v.49#1) pg. 6

Shaker-style pine bedroom set. Part 2. Chest of drawers (41"x19"x36" high) has four drawers the same size, each with 2" diameter wooden knobs.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1996 (v.52#1) pg. 46

Chest of drawers (23"x52"x53" high) has five drawers and a three-shelf cupboard down one side. The 6" long wooden drawer pulls are fashioned from a contrasting wood.
WORKBENCH Feb 1997 (v.53#1) pg. 42

Space-saving dresser. Build a chest of drawers into the knee wall of an attic room or second floor of a 1-1/2-story expansion-style house.
WORKBENCH #255 Sep-Oct 1999 (v.55#5) pg. 46