Dresser for the Granddaughter

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Project by horky posted 05-05-2015 01:10 PM 2288 views 12 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The bedroom set is almost complete with only one more piece to go but more on that later. With the crib, night stand and changing station completed (,, moved onto the dresser which is now completed as well.

Wood: Jatoba, Walnut, Poplar. MDF (under top laminate); notice the drawers were made from continuous pieces so the grain flows across the front

Joinery: Mortise and Loose Tenon, biscuits, finger joints, laminations (using contact cement), sliding dovetails for drawer runners, pocket screws

Finish: Danish Oil (three coats), General Finishes High Performance Poly (4 to 6 coats)

Used my adjustable finger joint jig to make the drawer connections (

As you can see from the last picture, the customer is very happy. Now onto a small set of drawers that will go onto the dresser once the changing station is no longer needed.

Thanks for looking. Happy to take any questions or comments.

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#1 posted 05-05-2015 01:33 PM

Great build and outstanding design.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-05-2015 01:46 PM


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#3 posted 05-05-2015 02:36 PM

Beautiful! Nice use of Greene & Greene design elements.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 05-05-2015 06:14 PM

I too love the Greene & Greene look of this piece, Well done!

-- Tomy Hovington

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#5 posted 05-05-2015 06:50 PM


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#6 posted 05-05-2015 07:27 PM

very nice chest

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#7 posted 05-05-2015 07:40 PM

I really like the protruding and chamfered drawer sides. That one little feature adds a ton of character.

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#8 posted 05-05-2015 07:46 PM

Agree 100% with the previous statements!

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#9 posted 05-05-2015 09:11 PM

that’s a very attractive piece.

Well done!

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#10 posted 05-05-2015 09:41 PM

Amazing work love the style. Congrats!!!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 05-05-2015 11:13 PM

Fantastic job. Style and woods look great together.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#12 posted 05-05-2015 11:33 PM

Beautiful G&G dresser! I’m sure your client just loves it!

-- Dean

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#13 posted 05-06-2015 12:07 AM

I’m a big Greene and Greene fan, and believe you may be the first I’ve seen to expand on their designs in an original way. The box joints make a very attractive design element. Hat off to you from Indiana, where I grew my own 30 inch cherry boards.

-- --Dale Page

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#14 posted 05-06-2015 12:37 AM

Love this. Gorgeous work. I’m currently doing an Arts and Crafts inspired dresser of very similar design that I’m making for my first child who is due in October. I had the same plan as you that the dresser would do double duty as the changing table.

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#15 posted 05-06-2015 01:22 AM

Absolutely beautiful work. The associated projects are equally as beautiful. Did you do the Sketch-up drawing also?


-- Theo's Grandpa Woodworking

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