My Mom Shaker Style Chest of Drawers #3: I got the basic case of the dresser!

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 2297 days ago 847 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Chest of Drawers update. Part 3 of My Mom Shaker Style Chest of Drawers series Part 4: I got the back on. »

Here is a update of mom’s Shaker Style Dresser with pic, I got the top, sides and bottom runner glue up. I use pocket screws with the bottom runner so it will have added strength. Now I have a basic case to work from now. Now I have to build the rest of the runners and add a plywood back. But I aint sure what size plywood to use for the back.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#1 posted 2297 days ago

great job. i would suggest a 1/4” ply for the back. it will make it rigid enough but it won’t add the weight that a 3/4” or half inch ply would. great job and keep up the great work.

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#2 posted 2297 days ago

Thanks teenagewoodworker, I am really happy with how this project is coming alone.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 2297 days ago


This is coming along pretty good. I agree with the 1/4” suggestion. That is what is normally used.

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