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Project by zaschaffer posted 03-09-2015 11:20 PM 2260 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Meet the Douglas. The cornerstone of the Bedrock Collection, and the first piece I can say is completely my own design. I was going for a mid century look with some queen anne and maloof influences. The base is made in a mid century way but the feet have an ogee foot grace to them. The drawers are one continuous board starting at the top left moving to the bottom right. I used Blum blu motion glides because wooden glides don’t cut it when it comes to dressers. There is a mirror that goes with it but I don’t have it finished yet. Finished with 4 coats of Maloof oil and 1 coat of orange wax.





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 03-09-2015 11:41 PM

It’s beautiful!

I like the look of the dresser on the base—the contrast of the rectilinear dresser and the curvy base. And of course, that walnut is gorgeous!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" James Lawrence, CAPT, USN

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#2 posted 03-09-2015 11:43 PM

Great.
I like the offset designed top, wonder why you went longer on the right?

Very nice.

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#3 posted 03-10-2015 12:06 AM

You can’t beat Walnut for color variety !
Got to be a reason for the right side overhang. Can you share it with us ?

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#4 posted 03-10-2015 12:20 AM

Beautiful, great grain across the drawers. This is going to make someone happy to own it.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 03-10-2015 12:23 AM

Nice job! I love the use of figure and color. Nice “out of the box” thinking in the design.

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zaschaffer

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#6 posted 03-10-2015 02:09 AM

The overhang is for a vase I will inset in the top. I just didn’t have enough time to finish the mirror or turn the vase. After I get the whole thing stuck together Ill update the post.

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Nitreug

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#7 posted 03-10-2015 02:17 AM

Nice design. I like the overall look and proportions.

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Reverse_Pivot

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#8 posted 03-10-2015 04:12 AM

Nice job all around! Even at my own basic level of understanding, I can really see all three styles in this piece. Well done!

-- -Tim

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#9 posted 03-10-2015 08:58 AM

Lovely stuff!
Like the base a lot. I see a direct line of thought from you earlier cabinets.
Hope to see more of this kind of work from you

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#10 posted 03-11-2015 04:31 AM

Very nice design and beautiful wood..excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#11 posted 03-11-2015 02:02 PM

nice looking dresser

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#12 posted 03-11-2015 10:23 PM

Very good !

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#13 posted 03-12-2015 04:32 AM

very sleek and beautiful

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#14 posted 03-13-2015 01:48 PM

Excellent job. I think your inset vase idea will make it even more interesting to look at.

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#15 posted 03-13-2015 04:01 PM

This is a very nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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