Cherry dresser

  • Advertise with us
Project by Nate Noe posted 01-25-2008 11:35 PM 2182 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came across the Christine Desiree ‘Strata Armoire’ and I liked it so much that I copied the basic shape and shrunk it down to make myself a dresser, only designing the drawer faces to compliment my bed.

I get free hemlock 1×8 from work so I used that for the drawer material otherwise it’s all solid cherry with oil and wax. I was also lucky to find heavy duty, full extension, drawer glides at the Habitat for Humanity remnants store for $1 each.

-- Nate, denver CO

14 comments so far

View Russel's profile


2199 posts in 3934 days

#1 posted 01-25-2008 11:37 PM

Very attractive dresser. I like the drawer fronts, sort of a modern traditional mix.

-- Working at Woodworking

View GaryK's profile


10262 posts in 3983 days

#2 posted 01-25-2008 11:39 PM

Looks pretty nice!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View Marco Cecala's profile

Marco Cecala

189 posts in 4028 days

#3 posted 01-25-2008 11:40 PM

Nice design for the pulls. I like your use of metal and wood together.

View CedarFreakCarl's profile


594 posts in 4048 days

#4 posted 01-26-2008 12:01 AM

Nice clean design….cool!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

View Scott Bryan's profile

Scott Bryan

27250 posts in 3817 days

#5 posted 01-26-2008 12:14 AM

Again this is a great looking piece. Cherry is a favorite of mine. You did a very nice job on this piece and I am beginning to gain an appreciation of the use of aluminum and wood from your posts. The two complement each other very well.

Great find on the extension slides too.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 4241 days

#6 posted 01-26-2008 02:23 AM

Beautiful dresser. I like the design. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View Dorje's profile


1763 posts in 3991 days

#7 posted 01-26-2008 04:37 AM

Cool design. Beautiful wood. Echoing others, but thought I’d still say it!

Hey – what’s it like to flip your hand over for the different drawers, does your body learn and just get used to it or does it throw you off a little bit? That’s the question that strikes me about the function of the piece. Let me know what your experience with that has been.

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

View Blake's profile


3443 posts in 3869 days

#8 posted 01-26-2008 06:39 AM

You’re design sense always impresses me. Although they seem to contradict, the words bold, subtle, modern and classic come to mind. In other words, classy and timeless. Nice work.

-- Happy woodworking!

View cajunpen's profile


14575 posts in 4060 days

#9 posted 01-26-2008 07:43 AM

Very nice dresser – the design and craftsmanship are excellent. Your work does have a distinctive flare about it – and I mean that in a good way :-))

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

View rikkor's profile


11295 posts in 3869 days

#10 posted 01-26-2008 11:41 AM

Nice design idea with the pulls. It really works.

View FritzM's profile


106 posts in 3807 days

#11 posted 01-26-2008 07:19 PM

Very cool man! I like how you extended the side panels above the top to expose their full thickness and the recessed pulls are awesome! I’ve got a cherry table I’m finishing…... what oil did you use?

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca (dedicated to my other hobby)

View Nate Noe's profile

Nate Noe

32 posts in 3778 days

#12 posted 01-27-2008 01:07 AM

Thanks guys I appreciate the comments.
Blake, I really like the idea of something being ‘timeless’ and not being pigeon holed into any particular style. That’s what I thought when I first saw this armoire and also some of the Christine Desiree tables.

Dorje, I haven’t actually used the dresser yet, but from just working on it I’ve found that pulling from the top and bottom is something that I got used to pretty quick, mainly just because I was forced to.

Fritz, I used tung oil

-- Nate, denver CO

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

14172 posts in 3978 days

#13 posted 01-27-2008 06:14 AM

nicely done project

welcome to lumberjocks

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

View Chris 's profile


1879 posts in 3986 days

#14 posted 01-27-2008 06:43 AM

Unique! Great design

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

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