|Project by JoshLawson||posted 11-27-2014 01:59 AM||2799 views||15 times favorited||18 comments|
I finally completed two built in dressers for my wife and I’s master closet. When we moved houses a while back I had to leave my previous built in dressers behind, arguably they were my first successful foray into woodworking. Now with a little more experience, and a lot more tools, I got to take a stab at a new set of built in dressers. I started the project almost 5 months prior to completing it, but work had me over in Europe for a few weeks which really puts a damper on progress….
I built the two dressers out of straight sawn maple veneered plywood and lots of solid curly maple 4/4 stock. I ended up with 29 drawers and 4 doors in all. The drawers were all constructed out of 3/4 in plywood edged in solid maple. I always like to build drawers strong enough so my kids can stand in them (which they do from time to time). I used screws and glue to pull everything together and filled all the holes with solid walnut dowel stock. I’ve used a number of joinery methods to connect plywood, but this works really well and I really like the way the contrasting woods look.
My wife has always had a lot of necklaces, so rather than make them all lay flat and inevitably get tangled up, I added two vertical drawers that can hang necklaces on both sides.
Dimensions are 6’ L x 42” W x 18” D.
Thanks for looking.
-- Josh Lawson - Ankeny, Iowa