Cherry Dresser and Nightstands

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Project by GSwoodworker posted 12-23-2009 05:18 AM 2326 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A 9 drawer dresser built from cherry a few years ago. The plans came from Woodsmith Magazine, I scaled up the size the dresser and made it deeper than the plan called for more storage. I used ash for the drawers and use half blind dovetails using a Porter Cable jig. The slot in 4th picture is a handle to help pick up the dresser, it is located in the back near the bottom, there is on located on each end. the night stand is also from the woodsmth magazine but I had to scale down the size to fit in our small bedroom. I used a Cherry danish oil and 3 coat of wipe on poly and a coat of wax.

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#1 posted 12-23-2009 05:29 AM

Nice work!

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Dan Hux

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#2 posted 12-23-2009 05:31 AM

very nice..looks like a challenge..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#3 posted 12-23-2009 07:56 AM


You did a beautiful job in building that dresser and end table!!!!! Your craftsmanship will last as long as that dresser remains in your family.

Congratulations on a job well done.

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#4 posted 12-23-2009 08:24 AM

Very nice build and finish. The cherry will only look better as it keeps aging.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#5 posted 12-23-2009 12:05 PM

You did a great job on these pieces. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 12-23-2009 02:13 PM

Good looking and useful too.
Nice work.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Monty Queen

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#7 posted 12-23-2009 05:25 PM

Excellent job. Outstanding work. I love it.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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