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Project by Indy posted 08-12-2017 12:32 PM 1247 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The requirements were simple with this project.
Materials had to be cheap.
Construction relatively quick.
And yet still be built to last and somewhat aesthetically pleasing.

The project it built with 2×10s from the local box store. I found these boards after they were ripped and planned to be the best quality.
The top is attached to allow for movement, and the side panels are tongue and groove to also allow for the inevitable shrinkage that comes with this kind of wood.

All joints are floating tenons and everything is painted with chalk paint and an oil topcoat.

Hopefully it lasts
Thanks for looking
Lee

-- Lee





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 08-12-2017 12:57 PM

Sometimes construction grade wood fits the bill. I believe that floating tendons are equally as strong as non floating tendons provided you have a snug fit and use a good quality glue. The dresser looks good and should serve the user well. Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 08-12-2017 02:43 PM

Lee, this is a real beauty. You have done a very nice job on this dresser.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 08-12-2017 02:56 PM

GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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michelletwo

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#4 posted 08-12-2017 04:54 PM

great color …I too would worry about the moisture level. Fingers crossed

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 08-12-2017 06:19 PM

Looks good, but it could give you problems if not kiln dried. Good Luck I hope you don’t have problems,

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oldrivers

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#6 posted 08-13-2017 11:15 AM

You did well, Great Job!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Gilley23

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#7 posted 08-14-2017 01:09 PM

That looks great! Keep us posted on how it keeps in keepin on.

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TechTeacher04

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#8 posted 08-14-2017 03:24 PM

Very nice, what method did you use to cut your mortises? Thanks

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MT_Stringer

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#9 posted 08-14-2017 03:53 PM

Nice looking dresser. If you search Lumberjocks for “pictures” you will get a lot of results of pictures posting sideways and how to fix them.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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mcoyfrog

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#10 posted 04-22-2018 03:12 AM

Great piece

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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