Red Oak Dresser with Minwax Cherry stain/poly combo

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Project by DeputyMike posted 10-16-2009 04:03 PM 8379 views 8 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first installment of my bedroom suite. Solid red oak except for the side panels that contain some 3/4” ply. All parts are mortised into the legs, vertical parts of the face frame are lap mortised(?) into the horizontal pieces. I think I will be making a sleigh bed to match next, then on to the bedside tables and maybe a lingerie chest eventually…

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#1 posted 10-16-2009 04:27 PM

A very nice looking dresser!

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#2 posted 10-16-2009 04:49 PM

Nice even spaces on the drawer fronts. Looks very nice.
Always make the lingerie chest first….......if you know what I mean.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 10-16-2009 04:50 PM

Nice dresser. I like to way the grain flows from one drawer to another. I am almost finished mine. Also solid red oak. Will post soon I hope.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 10-16-2009 04:53 PM

Great job a terrific dresser

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#5 posted 10-16-2009 05:08 PM

Great looking dresser.
Nice work.

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#6 posted 10-16-2009 05:16 PM

very nice looking and welcome to the family

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#7 posted 10-16-2009 05:17 PM

Nice job….great fit on those drawers!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 10-16-2009 06:59 PM

I love it.

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#9 posted 10-16-2009 07:50 PM

Nicely done. What joints did you use for the drawer construction?

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#10 posted 10-16-2009 08:22 PM

Mike, Great looking dresser. Very nice. Welcome to LJ’s.

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#11 posted 10-16-2009 11:30 PM

Excellent grain flow in the drawer fronts and the hardware is awesome on this piece. I like the recessed drawer look….: )

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#12 posted 10-17-2009 12:46 AM

Well done. Welcome to Lj’s.

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#13 posted 10-17-2009 12:51 AM

Nice looking dresser.

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#14 posted 10-17-2009 03:51 AM

Great Lookin Dresser

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#15 posted 10-17-2009 01:21 PM

I really like that look! Nice, clean, understated elegance!
Thanks for sharing.

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