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Finally a dresser just for me.

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Project by mahdee posted 04-03-2018 12:23 AM 1061 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been living with a dresser from Walmart type of place (it is so old, I don’t know if walmart was around then) made with presswood and plastic wood grain finish. The bottom drawer was gone and one side was about to give out. So, I decided I need to make me a dresser and this is what it looks like. The first two bottom drawer came from the same lumber although the first bottom drawer has a different color. I used the same dye for all the drawers, sides and top; not sure what went wrong there. The legs are one piece walnut that I turned and then tapered and notched to house the cabinet. A lot of dovetailing went into this mainly because I wanted to practice and improve my skills.
Thanks for looking and comments.
Mahdee

P.S., Almost forgot, the bottom piece is a part of an old piano keyboard lid that was gifted to me.

-- earthartandfoods.com





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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 04-03-2018 12:47 AM

Mahdee, that is beautiful. A nice thing to look at while selecting socks.

Great work!

Hope all is well

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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swirt

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#2 posted 04-03-2018 02:14 AM

I like the risks you took with the design, especially the side view with the back “legs” not coming up as high as the front ones. The look unique, in a very good way.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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builtinbkyn

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#3 posted 04-03-2018 03:16 AM

Looks pretty cool and if you could call a dresser manly, this one would be it. Nice work.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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thelt

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#4 posted 04-03-2018 10:10 AM

Cool! Very nice. I like your design and it is a beautiful piece of furniture. Someday it will be an heirloom and passed to future generations. In Southeast Georgia talk, You done good!!!

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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oldguy2

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#5 posted 04-03-2018 10:46 AM

Well done. Your own design. And anyone who tackles dovetails gets a thumbs up from me, that’s one of those bucket list items for me. I like the leg design.

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mahdee

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#6 posted 04-03-2018 01:04 PM

Thank you guys for all the kind words and positive feedback. Sometimes my designs look good in my head but end up being a disaster as a finished product.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Steve

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#7 posted 04-03-2018 02:45 PM

Very nice design.

Seems like an odd place to keep a dresser though. ;)

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Mainiac Matt

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#8 posted 04-03-2018 02:48 PM

Please tell us what the wood is (Walnut?) ... and what that type of figure is called.

It’s stunning.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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CFrye

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#9 posted 04-03-2018 04:13 PM

Stunning, mahdee! The front is like a funnel where the grain gets more and more intense toward the bottom! Gorgeous!

-- God bless, Candy

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ralbuck

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#10 posted 04-03-2018 04:23 PM

A great wood rescue and a fantastic piece of functional art!

All combined too.

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

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mahdee

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#11 posted 04-03-2018 05:34 PM

Haha… It will go right back in the tent’s bedroom.


Very nice design.

Seems like an odd place to keep a dresser though. ;)

- Steve


-- earthartandfoods.com

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mahdee

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#12 posted 04-03-2018 05:35 PM

Thank you. It is tiger maple. I bought a few thousand boards of it last year.


Please tell us what the wood is (Walnut?) ... and what that type of figure is called.

It s stunning.

- Mainiac Matt


-- earthartandfoods.com

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mahdee

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#13 posted 04-03-2018 05:36 PM

Thank you Candy. Appreciate the feedback.
ralbuck, Thank you very much.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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PPK

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#14 posted 04-06-2018 03:36 PM

really unique. Good work!

-- Pete

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