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Project by tt1106 posted 02-12-2011 07:24 PM 1331 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Christmas present to my 11 1year old Daughter, Gabrielle. It is red oak. I stained the drawer fronts,m with Minwax red Mahogany on the larger and provincial on the smaller, mostly for a little contrast. Finished with several coats of brushed on poly. I won’t describe the finishing process, because it really didn’t end up well and I would have to document everything I learned, which would take up most of the server space. :)
Suffice to say, not perfect, but I made it. And it is SOLID. It is a massive chunk of oak dresser. Oh, the best part of the build was the hidden drawers behind the small panels between the small drawers. they are held by magnets. Very rudimentary, in that, I don’t have the skill to really manufacture a good hidden door mechanism. Basically you slide the drawers open on either side, pull and the panel comes off to reveal a 4×19 drawer. She is very happy, which is the main reward of course.

-- -Todd

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#1 posted 02-13-2011 01:25 AM

Nice looking dresser.

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#2 posted 02-13-2011 02:29 AM

good work

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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#3 posted 02-13-2011 04:47 AM

Ug, Next on the list, dust collection. :)

-- -Todd

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