Seven Draewr Dresser

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Project by dewoodwork posted 08-04-2007 07:01 AM 2570 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this seven drawer chest for our new borne son who is now 1. His dresser features quarter sawn white oak with mahogany veneered side panels and inlaid accents. The sleigh style dresser was made to complement the changing table. This is not your average baby furniture as it’s intended to serve many years of use and will hopefully be handed down as a family heirloom. The construction consists of tongue and groove frame and panel sides. Maple frame and panel dust frames separate each drawer compartment and are received by dadoes in the case sides. The drawer boxes are maple ply edged with white oak and ride on full extension slides. The rear of the case is a frame and panel construction as well making use of the 1/4” maple ply I had left over from the drawer bottoms. The styles that form the front and rear feet are 3/4” thick and flair to 1 1/2” thick at the bottom for added strength in the feet.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#1 posted 08-04-2007 01:48 PM

Awesome work De! I really like the design. What kind of finish did you use?

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#2 posted 08-04-2007 02:18 PM

Dewayne, another unique design. It will become a family heirloom. Keep ‘em coming. thanks for sharing .

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 08-04-2007 02:43 PM

great dresser … almost a mission or arts and crafts style

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#4 posted 08-04-2007 02:58 PM

Wow! I especially love the handles on the drawers. Great piece.

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#5 posted 08-04-2007 05:36 PM

I agree those handles are nice. Do you have a close-up picture of them?

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#6 posted 08-04-2007 11:56 PM

very creative. Another treasure.

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#7 posted 08-05-2007 01:05 AM

dewoodwork – another very unique project with your personal design signature. I’d love to know the background behind your designs. Nicely conceived, executed and finished!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#8 posted 08-05-2007 07:52 AM

Thanks again folks. I hope I’m not flooding you with too many projects at once here. You can view many of my creations in my home page link. I’ll post a few more as I find time to add to my project profile with a description and answer any questions.

Now for those questions…...”What kind of finish did you use?” Many of my projects including this one are finished with a home made oil and varnish recipe I picked up from a superb box maker.

”Do you have a close-up picture of them?” Yes I do, Here’s the link to the pic.

”I’d love to know the background behind your designs.” Hmmmm….. Good question, I just know what I like and that’s the direction I take. I look at a lot of projects both commercial and personal. In fact that’s what landed me here. Often I look at commercial pieces and ponder what I could do to expand on it in my own style. My changing table is a perfect example, The inspiration was from a similar commercial design. In my opinion that piece is cheaply made. It comes in a box and you put it together with cam lock joinery and in future years your child wiggles it apart.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#9 posted 08-05-2007 11:19 AM

Dewayne, you are truly a craftsman! I like your style and I particularly like the 7 drawer chest.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 08-05-2007 05:02 PM

Dewayne; Again, very good work. An interesting design.


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#11 posted 08-16-2007 11:17 PM

Very nice piece. Interesting design. I’m not sure I’ve seen anything quite like that.

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#12 posted 08-25-2008 09:26 PM

Very cool

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#13 posted 05-22-2009 03:19 AM

The ‘roll the dice’ can reveal some long ago projects worthy of viewing such as this one. Unique design, well constructed and a great wood marriage. Should be around long after we are gone.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#14 posted 02-07-2010 04:10 PM

that is stunning.very beautifull.

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#15 posted 02-07-2010 05:47 PM

Unique design a real super build very nice work.

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