Promised Dresser

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Project by Woodenwizard posted 08-08-2015 03:33 AM 3777 views 14 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several years ago I had promised my wife I would finish our bedroom set with a dresser. I don’t really recall how many years ago but I am sure my wife knows to the day. Nevertheless I finally completed the project and finished the dresser. She was thrilled. I am so lucky to have such a patient wife. The wood is cherry with a coat of tung oil and several coats of water based poly. Not sure I will be able to get away with waiting as long to finish the next project she requests.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 08-08-2015 03:39 AM

It’s not hard to see why she was thrilled John. The dresser is a real beauty.
Lots of nice details. I think I like the top overhangs best, but I like them all.
You aren’t the only lucky one in your marriage either. Your wife has a very talented husband!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 08-08-2015 04:08 AM

Thanks for the kind words Paul. Coming from you it means a lot.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 08-08-2015 04:10 AM

John that is one nice piece of furniture and your wife should be happy it is done and as I always tell my wife and anybody else GOOD WORK TAKES GOOD TIME
So I take my time and they appreciate it even more .


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 08-08-2015 04:51 AM

That’s a gorgeous piece man, I would’ve wanted it refinished too. Nice Job

-- "It's not scrap until it's sawdust", and maybe not even then...MAKwoods

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#5 posted 08-08-2015 08:21 AM

However long it took you to make it, I’ll bet she had it full within an hour! I remember making two cedar closets in the basement. It took me about two months. My wife had them filled in minutes.

You made a beautiful arts and craft style dresser John. I love the long corbels and the frame and panels.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#6 posted 08-08-2015 10:36 AM

Lovely piece. And nicely done, indeed. I have a couple of those long-term projects myself. LOL

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#7 posted 08-08-2015 11:42 AM

Beautiful piece. Well worth the wait.

-- Ric, Mazomanie

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#8 posted 08-08-2015 12:14 PM

Beautifully done. High quality takes time. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 08-08-2015 12:50 PM

beautiful piece

-- Greg Simon

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#10 posted 08-08-2015 01:09 PM

Whenever I give my wife a time estimate for a project, she knows to add a few (or several) months to the finish date.

I have plans (in my head) for something similar for my son’s room-hopefully before 2016!

Your dresser looks to be well worth the wait-great attention to detail.

Thanks for sharing

Bill in MI.

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#11 posted 08-08-2015 01:36 PM

nice looking dresser

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#12 posted 08-08-2015 01:46 PM

John, I love everything about this piece. It’s a great design and so well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 08-08-2015 08:34 PM

That is so nice. You did a wonderfu piece of furniture. The color of the cherry is very pretty.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#14 posted 08-08-2015 08:57 PM

Really nice piece. Cherry was definition an excellent choice.

-- Bob

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#15 posted 08-08-2015 09:06 PM

Gotta love that cherry. And the workmanship is top drawer…

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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