Maple dresser

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Project by Marty Schlosser posted 12-06-2010 at 06:40 AM 2342 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this combination changing table/dresser as a gift for my wife’s first grandson. It features: an air-dried maple frame stained to match the child’s crib; bird’s eye veneered panels and drawer fronts; and, a live-edge walnut top. The finish was hemp oil, followed by a few coats of urethane for added durability.

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#1 posted 12-06-2010 at 07:24 AM

Beautiful!! Nice design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 12-06-2010 at 08:10 AM

Your wifes first grandson? wouldnt that Also be your first? Nice looking dresser

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#3 posted 12-06-2010 at 08:15 AM

Beautiful dresser.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Don Johnson

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#4 posted 12-06-2010 at 08:24 AM

Full of admiration for the piece – but it has a weird look on my monitor. Initially I can see only the top two drawer levels – as I scroll down, the chest appears to rotate anti-clockwise. Very strange effect!
At first, I thought that you had somehow created a 3D image.

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#5 posted 12-06-2010 at 08:59 AM

Very nice design and build. I love it, and I’m sure it will be cherished for several generations!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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Jamie Speirs

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#6 posted 12-06-2010 at 02:15 PM

That is a fantastic piece of furniture.
I nearly missed it and only saw it while skimming through projects.
It really stood out.
That is a real show piece.
Is it your own design?
Thanks for sharing

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 12-06-2010 at 02:44 PM

Wow, I love this. I am leaning more towards contrasting drawers these days. Lovely choice!!!!


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#8 posted 12-06-2010 at 03:40 PM

That is a great dresser

-- Measure twice, cut once, bang into place

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Marty Schlosser

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#9 posted 12-06-2010 at 05:58 PM


This is another of my own designs. It’s unfortunate that when I glued it up that I didn’t pay more attention to how square it was. That simple error cost me several hours to overcome…


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#10 posted 12-06-2010 at 06:58 PM

That is a sweet changing table. Contrasting textures & colors with a Asian feel. You have a good eye!

-- Marc

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#11 posted 12-06-2010 at 07:47 PM

the design i great , love the top . great job .

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#12 posted 01-17-2011 at 05:21 PM

Great looking dresser.

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#13 posted 01-21-2011 at 10:15 PM

The design is terrific. I really love the maple!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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