|Project by Cory||posted 07-05-2011 03:47 PM||2897 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
My brother and his wife are expecting their first baby, a little girl, any day. Back in December I offered to build them a dresser and changing table. Like any good woodworker, I waited until the last minute to get started. Over the past month I’ve been burning the midnight oil to get this finished. I had the cherry sitting on my lumber rack for a few months, so luckily I didn’t need to wait for it to dry. This dresser is approx 35” tall, 56” wide, and 20” deep. The plan is based on a Pottery Barn piece, but modified to fit their needs. The frame and top are solid cherry, the interior dividers are plywood. The drawer boxes and fronts are solid cherry, too. I used box joints on the drawers, mortise and tenon on everything else. The drawers run on full extension slides. The finish is one coat of BLO, 3 coats of amber shellac, and the top got 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal.
I’m really proud of this piece, mostly because of the sentimental value. For once in my life, I’m looking forward to changing a diaper!
Thanks for looking.
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