First furniture project

  • Advertise with us
Project by fseledon posted 11-12-2009 06:40 PM 1121 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well this is my first furniture piece. This is a dresser for my 17 month old son. The dresser was built using Birch Ply and poplar. I ended up painting the dresser after asking for advice in the forums and my very limited finishing abilities. I know this is nowhere near some of the work on this site, but I am really proud I was able to pull it off and my wife loves it. It’s not perfect but I did learn a lot especially how not to do things.

12 comments so far

View bill merritt's profile

bill merritt

203 posts in 2711 days

#1 posted 11-12-2009 07:02 PM

Hard to believe that this is your first piece,most are not able to do anything close to this on first try. Myself included,it was a Keep up the good work.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

View Jim Bertelson's profile

Jim Bertelson

3945 posts in 2586 days

#2 posted 11-12-2009 07:14 PM

Great job, I have been very utilitarian projects for years, but nothing this good. I have yet to make my first “hobbyist project”, working on the shop right now.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

View fseledon's profile


9 posts in 2569 days

#3 posted 11-12-2009 07:29 PM

Thanks for your comments. I have done other project before such as shop jigs and an outdoor picnic table but never furniture. My wife kinda gave me a push when she questioned whether I really needed a table saw, router, miter saw, etc to build a picnic table. LOL….

View ryno101's profile


384 posts in 3086 days

#4 posted 11-12-2009 08:53 PM

I’m impressed! Nicely done.

-- Ryno

View mtkate's profile


2049 posts in 2747 days

#5 posted 11-12-2009 09:13 PM

You definitely should be proud if it’s your first.

View a1Jim's profile


115177 posts in 2999 days

#6 posted 11-12-2009 09:30 PM

A fantastic dresser outstanding first project a definite double thumbs up.

-- Custom furniture

View kenscraft's profile


37 posts in 2769 days

#7 posted 11-12-2009 09:49 PM

Well done it looks magic and be proud of all your achievements.

-- Kenscraft, Caboolture q.l.d....

View Timber4fun's profile


217 posts in 3022 days

#8 posted 11-12-2009 11:09 PM

Looks like a winner. Congrats on your first project. Well done.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13347 posts in 3095 days

#9 posted 11-12-2009 11:55 PM

Nice job on the dresser!

View woodworm's profile


14164 posts in 3012 days

#10 posted 11-13-2009 02:07 AM

Great job.
I like the drawer front style.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View huff's profile


2828 posts in 2707 days

#11 posted 11-13-2009 03:42 AM

Great first project! You’re on your way to building a house full of furniture! Keep up the good work.

-- John @

View SPHinTampa's profile


566 posts in 3107 days

#12 posted 11-14-2009 08:07 PM

Nice work.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics