Ambrosia Maple Dresser

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Project by thsteve17 posted 01-12-2011 01:10 PM 3655 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a dresser that I designed based around a dresser plan from Fine woodworking. It is 36” high, 20”deep, and 60” wide. It is Ambrosia (or wormy) maple and took about three weeks working on it nights and weekends. This is also my first project out of this type of wood and I was very impressed with the way it turned out! Beautiful wood and relatively inexpensive.

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 01:48 PM

Very beautiful dresser …


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#2 posted 01-12-2011 02:06 PM

Very Nice.

I just bought about 30 bf of ruff cut ambrosia maple from a local home mill and now looking for ideas. Last weekend I planed 2 of the smaller boards to have a look and really liked it. I thought however its a very strong look and might mix well with other solid woods. I’m currently still setting up my mall work space so these will be shelves.

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 03:24 PM

Great looking dresser and an interesting arrangement of the boards along the front.

I’ve got a couple of boards of this waiting to be turned into something and will probably mix some of it in with some walnut.

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-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 01-12-2011 03:27 PM

very unique dresser.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 01-12-2011 03:29 PM

Very nice!!!

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#6 posted 01-12-2011 04:03 PM

Very nice! If you ever get tired of it I’ll take it of your hands LOL

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

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#7 posted 01-12-2011 05:42 PM

very nice piece! Excellent use of grain!

-- If you build it, they will come

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#8 posted 01-12-2011 07:17 PM

Great job, some very interesting wood. I love projects like this when you look at the wood and people go “Oh My” what type of wood is this?
Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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