Hannah's Dresser

  • Advertise with us
Project by Loogie posted 01-25-2008 04:42 AM 18533 views 21 times favorited 40 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I found out that my wife was pregnant I immediately decided that I wanted to build a dresser for my new child. I wanted it to be something that they would/could use for generations. My wife wanted something that we could use as a changing table, so that dictated the height. By the time I actually got started on the project, my wife had already purchased a birch crib (she wouldn’t let me make that – something about the fact that she wouldn’t need it anymore by the time I finished it). So I decided to build it out of Birch – my first time working with that wood. The moulding technique was inspired by an article I read in Fine Woodworking. My goal was to use as much joinery as possible and the minimum amount of hardware. I was very happy with the way it turned out. I hope you enjoy it.













I can’t believe I don’t have any pictures of it finished. I’ll see if I can take one soon.

-- Mark

40 comments so far

View schroeder's profile


681 posts in 2912 days

#1 posted 01-25-2008 04:56 AM

Beautiful! – Wonderful workmanship! and an instant heirloom! thanks for posting the process too!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

View Bruce's profile


188 posts in 2562 days

#2 posted 01-25-2008 04:58 AM

nice job on the dovetails!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

View Karson's profile


34925 posts in 3187 days

#3 posted 01-25-2008 05:00 AM

Nice job. I like the molding clips. Some nice birch. I assume that it got finished in time?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

View Loogie's profile


99 posts in 2567 days

#4 posted 01-25-2008 05:03 AM

No, I was about a month late! But you can’t rush this stuff! That’s what i keep telling her at least :)

-- Mark

View cz29's profile


14 posts in 2574 days

#5 posted 01-25-2008 05:19 AM

Great job! excellent work on all of the joinery….I can’t wait to see it finished.

View Bob A in NJ's profile

Bob A in NJ

1162 posts in 2786 days

#6 posted 01-25-2008 05:24 AM

Wow, those Leigh jigs are great. Cool way you made the sliding moldings for seasonal movement. Excellent work!

-- Bob A in NJ

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

13408 posts in 2770 days

#7 posted 01-25-2008 05:36 AM

double nice …. a treasure chest

welcome to lj’s

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View Dorje's profile


1763 posts in 2784 days

#8 posted 01-25-2008 05:48 AM

That turned out super! Isn’t that Chris Becksvoort’s molding technique from FWW?

Again – outstanding work on this!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

View TomK 's profile


504 posts in 2661 days

#9 posted 01-25-2008 06:09 AM

Beautiful! Your daughter’s daughter will probably be using it too!

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

View Chris 's profile


1867 posts in 2778 days

#10 posted 01-25-2008 06:24 AM

Wow… Great Work!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

View sjdickey's profile


64 posts in 2585 days

#11 posted 01-25-2008 07:32 AM

Beautiful. I am sure it will be in use by your children your grandchildren and…...for generations to come. nice work.

View Napaman's profile


5374 posts in 2864 days

#12 posted 01-25-2008 08:02 AM

wonderful!!! thanks for all the pictures…i love it when people post with lots of pictures…greeat job! And…welcome to LJ’s!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

View rikkor's profile


11295 posts in 2661 days

#13 posted 01-25-2008 10:52 AM

Very well done. Great craftsmanship.

View cajunpen's profile


14443 posts in 2853 days

#14 posted 01-25-2008 11:11 AM

OUTSTANDING PROJECT. The joinery is perfect and should last for many generations. Your wife should be proud – and you too :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

View Dadoo's profile


1777 posts in 2777 days

#15 posted 01-25-2008 11:59 AM

A real nice one Loogie! I really like the way you’ve added the moulding to the top and retained the dovetail details. This will look super when finished. Toss us a final pic so we can see. OK?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

showing 1 through 15 of 40 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase