First furniture project

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Project by fseledon posted 11-12-2009 06:40 PM 1200 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.

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bill merritt

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#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

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Jim Bertelson

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#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

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#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….

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

I’m impressed! Nicely done.

-- Ryno

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

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

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

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

-- Custom furniture

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#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....

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

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

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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

Nice job on the dresser!

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

Great job.
I like the drawer front style.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#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 @

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

Nice work.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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