|Project by cgrooms||posted 01-19-2010 06:16 AM||1296 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this dresser for our first child. I based the design loosely off a dresser i saw in a Pottery Barn catalog. All the exterior is maple or maple plywood. The top drawer fronts and divider are all cut from the same piece so the grain will flow from one piece to the next. The inner parts are all poplar along with all drawer sides and backs. I made the drawers with half-blind dovetails. The bottoms of each drawers are poplar plywood sitting in a groove cut in all the pieces of the drawers.
This is my first project. I’ve definitely made some rookie mistakes on it but all in all i’m pretty happy with the way it’s turned out. I haven’t put any finish on it yet. I plan on staining it to match the crib we have. I’m going to do that once it warms up a little bit. I do all my work in an unheated garage and it’s too cold right now to finish it in the garage.