|Project by tyschroed||posted 11-08-2014 08:27 PM||2297 views||21 times favorited||13 comments|
I wanted to make a dresser for my son who’s due in January – something he could keep and use throughout his life.
So, I came up with this design. The sides and top are solid cherry, drawer fronts are figured maple, and the drawers are all poplar. The drawer pulls are made from angle iron, and then powder coated.
For construction, I mitered the side panels together, using biscuits to help align everything. The dust frames were attached using sliding dovetails to allow for wood movement. Drawers were constructed with dovetails in the front pinned with dowels in the back.
Finish consists of 7 coats of Waterlox, wet sanding with 400 grit after the third coat, and buffing it out with 0000 steel wool at the end.
If you’re interested in more details on the build, I have a gallery here with more photos of the process: http://imgur.com/a/32JFI