Fremont Chest of Drawers

Darrell Peart

This Fremont Chest of Drawers is the logical companion to the Fremont Nightstand.  With the same motifs, they possess a common DNA – which plays out in each according to context.

Made from Mahogany and Ebony, the dimensions are 37″ W x 26″D x 60″H

Approximate material list (without accounting for waste):

73 Board Feet of 4/4 stock
4 Board Feet of  5/4 stock
6 BF of 8/4 Stock
This project started on September 9, 2020 is current being built. Pick it up and build along!
  • 12 lessons to date
  • 273 min to date
  • $100.00

This is an Advanced project. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the project is very difficult, it means that there won’t be quite as much hand-holding as we feature in the Guild. Darrell uses specific tools such as a biscuit joiner and a Festool Domino. While there are alternative options, this series doesn’t cover them. An experienced woodworker should have no problem substituting their own joinery preference.  Also, because guest instructor projects are filmed on the road with a limited time to work with, we just can’t spend as much time on each segment as we’d like. A beginning woodworker might find the pace too fast. Between the videos, the cut list, and the dimensioned drawings, a relatively experienced woodworker will be able to step through the process.

This project will challenge your skills and broaden your knowledge of several Greene and Greene details, such as finger joints, ebony pegs, ebony splines, cloud-lifts, and the custom ribbon pull. Additional methods in drawer construction, case construction and offset pattern making will be presented along with other various tricks and techniques.
This is a stand-alone project. The Fremont Nightstand is not a pre-requisite. Everything you need to successfully build this piece will be presented in detail.  But, if this project seems a bit daunting, you may want to start with the smaller Nightstand.


About Your Instructor:

Darrell Peart

Darrell Peart started his career in the early 1970’s making and selling small wooden items at Seattle’s Pike Place Market. To broaden his experience, he then went on to work for various high-end custom shops throughout the Puget Sound area gaining an extensive background in both commercial and custom furniture making.

Exploring new design ideas is where Darrell’s passion lies. Although the influence of Greene and Greene can clearly be seen in his work – he draws inspiration from other varied sources as well.

Darrell also writes and lectures about design, woodworking, and the history of Greene & Greene. He has written articles for Home Furniture, Today’s Woodworker, Fine Woodworking, Woodwork, Popular Woodworking, American Woodworker, Woodworker West, Style 1900, British Woodworking, 360 Woodworking, The SAPFM Journal, and Australian Wood Review.

His first book, Greene and Greene: Design Elements for the Workshop, was published in April 2006 by Linden Press followed by his second book In the Greene & Greene Style: Projects and Details for the Woodworker, in 2013.