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Project by John Nixon posted 04-13-2007 02:54 AM 8842 views 45 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a dresser that I made for my lovely wife. The poor women has been asking for the companion pieces ever since. Darn, I have a long list to complete…

More details on this project can be found here:
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Arts-and-Crafts-Dresser.aspx

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com





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Chip

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#1 posted 04-13-2007 02:57 AM

Ok, enough is enough. My wrist is getting sore writing these. Another beaut John. You and Dusty should compare notes.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 04-13-2007 02:59 AM

Nice touch with the sides on this dresser. Have you used patterns or are these items tonight been your own inspiration(s)?? Either way..Fantastic! Bravo!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#3 posted 04-13-2007 03:02 AM

Very nice, but can you keep up this pace? ;)

Fantastic wood, what did you use for the finish?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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John Nixon

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#4 posted 04-13-2007 03:14 AM

Thanks Guys.

Chip, I’ve seen Dusty’s work, and I have to say- HE ROCKS. He’s an inspiration to me.

Panama Jack - I’m not that great with follow directions, so most of my work is from my own plans that I draw up after knowing the basic measurements of things.

ScottB – my finished schedule is really simple. I found an oil based stain that I like from Sherwin Williams called “Oak Mantle”. I usually use satin wipe-on poly as the top coat. Sometimes I spray oil based poly on smaller stuff.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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Jeff

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#5 posted 04-13-2007 03:25 AM

I love this and wish I had one of my own NOW. The A&C style is great. About how much does it weight?

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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John Nixon

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#6 posted 04-13-2007 03:29 AM

Thanks Jeff. It’s no wonder my wife wants the rest of the suite to go with the dresser. I have on the list – 2 nightstands, a lingerie chest, an armoire, and a bed. I guess I’ll enjoy this hobby for quite a while! I’m a lifer, that’s for sure.

I’m not sure how much it weighs. My brother in law and I moved it up two flights without that much trouble, and I consider myself pretty wimpy.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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#7 posted 04-13-2007 04:24 AM

Beautiful color nice, and straight, very good work. Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 04-13-2007 12:36 PM

love this! I really like the overhang on the sides and the back rail

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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fred

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#9 posted 04-13-2007 07:44 PM

Beautiful work, John. What finish are you using?

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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Karson

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#10 posted 04-13-2007 07:50 PM

Great design John. Your wife will keep it up and you will have a life time job. (Non-paying of course)

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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John Nixon

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#11 posted 04-14-2007 12:21 AM

Thanks Mike, Debbie, Fred & Karson for checking this out and commenting.

Debbie – the “back splash” is a great feature – saves many an item from going to never-never land behind the dresser.

Fred – I use an oil based stain from Sherwin Williams called “Oak Mantle”, and a Minwax Satin wipe-on poly for this one. I thin the stain a bit with paint thinner.

Karson – thank goodness I married a gal with patience…

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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David

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#12 posted 04-16-2007 05:27 AM

John – Excellent!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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#13 posted 06-10-2007 01:53 AM

Very well done!

-- RonR, Massachusetts

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oscorner

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#14 posted 06-11-2007 01:40 AM

You must be a professional, not a novice like me.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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John Nixon

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#15 posted 06-11-2007 02:26 AM

oscorner – Thank you.
Well, I feel like a novice! I feel like I have to much to learn and explore in woodworking. I think that’s why it’s such a great hobby – it seems to have limitless boundaries.

Now, if I could just find a way to not have a day job getting in the of woodworking!

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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