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Red Oak Dresser For Grandkids

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Project by Redoak49 posted 09-25-2017 12:55 AM 629 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this Red Oak dress for my Grandkids and matches a taller one made a couple of years ago.

It is made of quartersawn red oak. The drawers are 5/8” ash with dovetailed corners. The drawers and inside of the cabinet were finished with shellac to keep the smell down. The outside was done with multiple coats of wipe on poly.





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 09-25-2017 01:04 AM

simply be a beautiful family heirloom ….cant beat red oak …..GREAT JOB :<))

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

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ralbuck

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#2 posted 09-25-2017 01:54 AM

Magnificent job!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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jim1953

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#3 posted 09-25-2017 02:47 AM

Great Lookin Dresser

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 09-25-2017 03:49 AM

I like the clean style of this piece and I am sure it will be passed down for generations!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Andrek

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#5 posted 09-25-2017 11:02 AM

Well done , it is a great piece of work, Just a question, should we finish the inside of a cabinet or not, and does shellac help with smell inside drawers. Thanks and keep on making sawdust.

-- andrek

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Redoak49

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#6 posted 09-25-2017 11:25 AM

I actually prefinished with shellac the drawer parts before cutting the dovetails and putting them together. There is no smell at all to the drawers and inside. I also put a coat of shellac to seal a few of the internal parts. The side panels and top were finished with poly on both sides.

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#7 posted 09-25-2017 01:12 PM

This is another beautiful piece and so nicely done. It exhibits a lot of nice craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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WayneC

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#8 posted 09-25-2017 04:53 PM

Wonderful. They will get years of use from it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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jim65

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#9 posted 09-25-2017 06:12 PM

sweet, clean, great build!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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Rick Dennington

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#10 posted 09-25-2017 11:12 PM

Stellar job on the dresser, Redoak….I like it..!! You can never have enough storage, even for clothes….I’m sure the grandkids will get plenty of use from it…..Good and solid furniture….That’s the kind I like to build, also…..

-- " Don't pet the sweaty things, and don't sweat the petty things."

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