Baby Boy's Dresser

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Project by MOJOE posted 1674 days ago 3648 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished up this dresser to match the crib I completed a month or so ago for my son (due mid-February). I want to extend a Thank You to LJ-mattd for e-mailing me the rough dimensions of his cherry and maple dresser. The wife and I really liked the proportions of his dresser, and borrowed his dimensions for this build. Nothing too fancy here, birch frame with maple drawer fronts. Top is birch plywood from Home Depot that is trimmed in maple. I finished it with dewaxed shellac tinted with medium brown transtint. I think I will shoot on another two coats to finish the top for a total 5. Everything else got 3 coats with a 0000 steel wool buff.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#1 posted 1674 days ago

Great work, Joe. Your son will get years of use out of it.

-- KCkevin

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#2 posted 1674 days ago

Very very nice looking dresser. Great build and finish!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 1674 days ago

Joe: A great loking chest. Great construction.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#4 posted 1674 days ago

Nice dresser. The drawer pulls add a nice touch. Just keep the crayons away from the little feller.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#5 posted 1674 days ago

Great Lookin dresser

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 1674 days ago

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#7 posted 1674 days ago

Really nice dresser

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1674 days ago

I think it’s really neat looking!

-- Janice

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#9 posted 1673 days ago

That’s a great looking piece Joe. I really love the finish. Do you mind passing on the rough dimensions?

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#10 posted 1673 days ago

I really like how this project came together…I need to do one for each of my kids. You said you got this from a LJ…care to pass it along?

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.

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#11 posted 1673 days ago

Came from LJ “mattd” dimensions were 42” long, 17” deep, and 32” tall.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#12 posted 1673 days ago

Joe – Great job and just in time for the new guy! I especially like the curve on the posts/legs. The drawers, top and side panels look great. I guarantee that you and your kids will enjoy these pieces for many many years. Marking this as a favorite!

-- Matt - Syracuse, NY

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#13 posted 1672 days ago

Nice looking dresser.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 1343 days ago

That’s a very nice job.

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