Six Drawer Dresser

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Project by Jim B posted 08-22-2016 11:53 PM 865 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the matching dresser to go with the night stands I previously posted. Finished just in time for me to go back to school. These are a wedding gift for my brother, and it looks like they will have to wait for the last piece, maybe an anniversary present. Solid maple frame and plywood for the big panels. Drawer sides and bottom are baltic birch. It was a fun project but I’m glad its over. As always I learned a lot making this. The top is the biggest panel glue up I’ve done so far. I used biscuits to help with alignment and glued it up in parts. The dovetails were done with the Porter Cable jig and the frames on the drawer fronts are half lap miters. The last picture is my jig for half laps.

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 01:24 AM

Excellent work. You will not find stuff like that at in the store.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 02:00 AM

Those are really fine looking. Real quality workmanship there.

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 02:55 AM

Very nice work sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 08-23-2016 04:47 AM

Excellent work!
A real nice addition to the nightstands.
(One little note, I see that all new dressers are supplied with anti-tip hardware.)

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 08-23-2016 11:56 AM

Beautiful work. That is one fine looking cabinet!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 08-23-2016 01:14 PM

So it’s all maple, with a burgundy dye, I assume?

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#7 posted 08-23-2016 03:24 PM

looks great

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#8 posted 08-23-2016 07:37 PM


-- Doug...

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Jim B

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#9 posted 08-23-2016 08:00 PM

It’s maple with General Finishes’ water based rosewood stain.

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#10 posted 08-23-2016 08:33 PM

That is one clean looking dresser.

Good job.

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#11 posted 08-24-2016 12:21 AM

fine looking dresser!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#12 posted 08-24-2016 03:33 PM

That’s a great looking dresser—I’m sure the happy couple will really appreciate and enjoy it!

-- Dean

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#13 posted 08-25-2016 09:19 PM

Well Jim keep up that sort of activity and you will be reaching your goal no worries Mate!

-- Regards Robert

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