|Project by Lifesaver2000||posted 02-11-2017 03:19 AM||782 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
A while back, my wife and I decided that a large chest of drawers, with the same footprint as our old store bought dresser and mirror but with an extra set of drawers on top, would be a good way to save some space, since we could replace two items (the dresser and its matching chest of drawers) with one and still have the same amount of drawer space.
This is about 60” long by 52” high. The face frame, trim, top and drawer runner frames are made of solid oak, with the side panels and drawer faces made of oak veneer plywood, with baltic birch drawer boxes. While I would have preferred simple solid wood fronts for the drawers that match the existing king bed that I built a few years ago, my wife had her heart set on the cockbead wrapped drawers (Thanks Pinterest!). I guess since the traditional use of the cockbead is to protect the veneer on the drawer fronts, this is an appropriate use, and other than the wide grain pattern of the plywood I think it turned out okay. I did take care to cut and number the pieces so that their is a continuous pattern on the fronts on the top and bottom sections.
Finish is Sherwin-Williams Fruitwood stain topped with S-W waterborne satin polyurethane, to match the color of the previous bed and night stand.