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My Daughter's Dresser

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Project by bbeardb posted 11-07-2014 10:30 PM 1144 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have lurked for years, signed up recently, and I wanted to post something to introduce myself. So hello everybody!

Before my daughter was born I thought to myself I’m going to make her a dresser. Besides a bookcase that was not very exciting this is the first piece of furniture I ever made. I learned a lot. Namely have a plan. I may have spent more time thinking about how to build a dresser than actually building the dresser.

It’s made completely of oak from my uncles farm. I’m not too fond of oak but I have access to a lot of it so it’s what I used. I wanted to hand dovetail the drawers but considering I spent so much time thinking about simply how to build a dresser I used a pocket hole jig instead.

The finish is just boiled linseed oil.

Beard

-- Beard





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rednecknurse

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#1 posted 11-08-2014 01:13 AM

Nice dresser

-- Do something nice for me and I'll say thanks. Do something nice for my children and I'll be your friend forever.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 11-08-2014 01:58 AM

Excellent job. I love how you displayed the wood. Glad to have you here.

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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geekwoodworker

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#3 posted 11-08-2014 10:24 AM

Nice looking dresser. You said that you aren’t fond of oak. Have you tried quarter sawn oak? It is much nicer looking and more stable. It also takes finish better.

I really like that second drawer though.

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Jose Mota

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#4 posted 11-08-2014 01:14 PM

Nice!

-- Jose Mota, Portugal

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#5 posted 11-08-2014 01:14 PM

Well done!
A very thoughtful piece for your daughter
Congratulations and welcome aboard!

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bbeardb

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#6 posted 11-09-2014 02:09 AM



Nice looking dresser. You said that you aren t fond of oak. Have you tried quarter sawn oak? It is much nicer looking and more stable. It also takes finish better.

I really like that second drawer though.

Welcome to LJ s.

- geekwoodworker

I do like the quarter sawn stuff. Unfortunately my uncle plain saws all his logs for the sake of time. I essentially have a life time supply of the stuff, I simply have to visit him in Nebraska to load up every now and again. I think I’ll simply make myself fond of it!

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

-- Beard

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