Upright Dresser

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Project by DaveinCT posted 07-30-2010 08:44 PM 2943 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is Dresser & Mirror set, (part of a 6 piece bedroom set) I built for my wife & I. I used ash as the main wood of choice for its nice grain patters and ability to stand up to the vacuum cleaner and other household hazzards that are just dying to put a dent into furniture.

Believe it or not, we got the design from Bobs Discount Furniture. We both liked the design, but wern’t too happy with the quality so I decided to build the set ourselves. After some photographs and simple measuring, I was ready to draw up some plans for eache piece. The entire 6 piece set took about a month to build and finish, and we were both extreamly happy with the results.

This is my dresser. If I had it all to do again, I would have made the bottom 2 drawers taller and made the top drawer shallower. But thus is life…

-- DaveS

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#1 posted 07-31-2010 01:24 AM

Nice looking dresser.

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#2 posted 07-31-2010 01:29 AM

You had a busy time making all of your furniture. They all look great. It is a nice feeling to look that them and know that you made it yourself and it was what you wanted. That is the best part of woodoring in my opinion.


-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#3 posted 07-31-2010 03:20 AM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 08-02-2010 01:12 AM

Nice job Dave.. matching picture frame as well.

Welcome to LJ.

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#5 posted 08-02-2010 12:58 PM

Nice build.
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#6 posted 08-04-2010 04:50 PM

hey just came accross your project in a search, very nice work. I am currently trying my hand at a dresser for my son, with the same material, was wondering if you had any internal pictures of it? if not thats cool, just like to see if im going in right direction, and by the looks of your peice it wouldnt lead in the wrong one,,,any how nice work man

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#7 posted 08-04-2010 05:42 PM

Hi there jpc,

The inside is pretty straight forward. I used whatever stock I had around to build the drawer slide supports, pine, boxwood, etc.

When you attach the top, don’t forget to consider expansion if you used solid material.

-- DaveS

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