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Project by Nate Noe posted 2407 days ago 1576 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





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Russel

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#1 posted 2407 days ago

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

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2407 days ago

Looks pretty nice!

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

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Marco Cecala

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#3 posted 2407 days ago

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

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CedarFreakCarl

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#4 posted 2407 days ago

Nice clean design….cool!

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 2407 days ago

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

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jockmike2

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#6 posted 2407 days ago

Beautiful dresser. I like the design. mike

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

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Dorje

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#7 posted 2407 days ago

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

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Blake

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#8 posted 2407 days ago

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! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 2407 days ago

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." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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rikkor

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#10 posted 2407 days ago

Nice design idea with the pulls. It really works.

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FritzM

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#11 posted 2406 days ago

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 http://www.muegenburg.com (dedicated to my other hobby)

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Nate Noe

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#12 posted 2406 days ago

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

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Dan'um Style

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#13 posted 2406 days ago

nicely done project

welcome to lumberjocks

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Chris

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#14 posted 2406 days ago

Unique! Great design

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

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