Cherry and Walnut Dresser for my Son

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Project by Patrick Jaromin posted 09-27-2008 06:53 PM 6598 views 29 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the third dresser I’ve built. It’s for my third child, our second son we’re expecting in early November. I’ve learned quite a bit during this process and between the face frame and the drawers, got quite a bit of practice and gained some skill at making through dovetails. If you’re interested in some additional details, I blogged the build process on my personal blog as well as my blog here at LJ. I’ve also posted a photo gallery of the build.

I had some fun playing with the photography on this project. Clearly I need a new camera, additional lights, “real” backdrops and some actual training! On second thought, I think I’ll just deal with things as they are and put the money I save on camera gear/classes towards new tools!

Here’s my daughter in her modeling debut:

Here are the other two dressers in the series:

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While still far from perfect, I’m very pleased with the outcome and hope that my son will enjoy this dresser for years to come. Thanks for looking!


I’ve posted the baby’s room this piece was built for over at Check it out if you’re so inclined!

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-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#1 posted 09-27-2008 07:36 PM

You really do nice work. This is gorgeous.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#2 posted 09-27-2008 08:02 PM

Very nice, i really like the dovetails on the drawers. Great job


-- Woody, UK

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#3 posted 09-27-2008 09:18 PM

Sweet!!! Very nice craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 09-27-2008 10:00 PM

Thanks for the post, I really like the curve in the legs…

-- Jeremy, North Dakota

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#5 posted 09-28-2008 12:27 AM

Excellent result Patrick.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 09-28-2008 04:07 AM

Great craftsmanship!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 09-28-2008 04:09 AM

Great job, I love your choices of different wood.

-- Rob

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#8 posted 09-28-2008 04:52 AM

Wow, family heirlooms for sure. Very nice materials and workmanship. Sorry, they look more like museum or gallery pieces that kids furniture… Thanks for sharing these projects they are very inspirational!

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#9 posted 09-28-2008 05:09 AM

If these dressers are far from perfect, I would hate to see what perfect is! What a wonderful gift for your children. Thanks for posting.

God bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 09-28-2008 01:34 PM

Outstanding work. I think the through dovetails on the drawers really work well for this dresser.

-- John

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#11 posted 09-28-2008 02:38 PM

Well designed and executed. I really like the contrasting woods. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#12 posted 09-28-2008 11:25 PM

Beautiful thanks for sharing!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#13 posted 01-14-2009 12:11 AM

very nice…...........

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#14 posted 01-15-2009 03:47 AM

I’ve marked your projects for inspiration. Sometimes stuff like this makes me want to give up.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#15 posted 04-27-2009 06:35 AM

You make absolutely beautiful furniture!

-- Scott

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