Baby Boy's Dresser

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Project by MOJOE posted 01-28-2010 04:07 AM 3672 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 01-28-2010 04:18 AM

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

-- KCkevin

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 04:20 AM

Very very nice looking dresser. Great build and finish!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 04:38 AM

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 01-28-2010 05:13 AM

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 01-28-2010 05:38 AM

Great Lookin dresser

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 01-28-2010 06:35 AM

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#7 posted 01-28-2010 06:38 AM

Really nice dresser

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 01-28-2010 07:31 AM

I think it’s really neat looking!

-- Janice

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#9 posted 01-28-2010 04:24 PM

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 01-28-2010 08:54 PM

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 01-29-2010 03:34 AM

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 01-29-2010 04:50 AM

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 01-29-2010 10:04 PM

Nice looking dresser.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 12-24-2010 08:07 PM

That’s a very nice job.

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