Daughter's Dresser

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Project by BadgerJoe posted 11-26-2017 04:22 PM 441 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter completely destroyed the cheap pressboard dresser that we bought just before she was born. I should have never allowed myself to cheap out and buy piece of such poor quality furniture.

This dresser is made with pine and birch plywood. The finish is one coat of Rustoleum Charcoal Chalk Paint, then a top coat of Rustoleum Linen White Chalk Plaint with the edges sanded through to expose the Charcoal paint beneath. Historically I have always used Annie Sloane’s chalk paints for all my projects; however, I thought I would give the Rustoleum product a try, as it’s $17/quart vs. $30/quart like the Annie Sloane. Overall, I was very pleased with the performance of the paint, and will likely switch over to using this for all projects in the future.

The cove cut for the jewelry hutch was something new for me, and it turned out really nice. (Thanks to the forum members who suggested that technique to make this profile).

I’ll be building a couple night stands and a desk to match in the future, and will post pictures then.



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#1 posted 11-26-2017 04:27 PM

That top drawer is a nice idea!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 11-27-2017 01:06 PM

Really nice dresser, great work.
Did you have plans?, and if so – may I ask where you got them? I like the frame and panel carcass, I’m in the process of making something similar now, without any plans specific to my build, but I’m reviewing similar frame & panel cabinet’s designs from books and magazines for ideas.
Anyway, nice build.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 11-27-2017 02:01 PM

Great looking dresser. I really like the top jewelry drawer and the tapered top it creates. Nicely done.

-- Ron, Montana

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#4 posted 11-27-2017 02:07 PM

Oldtool, thanks for the kind remarks. I did not have plans for the dresser – right or wrong, I do all my builds based on a rough sketch on a sheet of paper.

If you have any questions about any aspect of the build, I’d be happy to share exactly how it was constructed though.



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#5 posted 11-27-2017 02:55 PM

This is a very nice dresser. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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