10 Drawer Maple Dresser

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Project by JoshLawson posted 07-18-2011 11:42 PM 4398 views 28 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a 10 drawer hard maple dresser that I just finished up the other day. I didn’t skimp on any of the materials, and used close to 4 sheets of plywood between the dresser casework and the drawers…. I felt every pound of it when I carried it up yesterday. I used straight sawn hard maple veneer for the show plywood, which was the first time I spent the money for the high quality plywood. I was really pleased with the results, though I might not use the MDF core again due to the weight.

Thanks for looking.

-- Josh Lawson - Ankeny, Iowa

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#1 posted 07-18-2011 11:54 PM

love the design….n i love the way maple looks…awesome job

-- M.K.

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#2 posted 07-18-2011 11:56 PM

o…and happy 500th day with lj’s!

-- M.K.

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#3 posted 07-19-2011 12:43 AM

Absolutely wonderful!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 07-19-2011 12:45 AM

Looks great! Love the clean lines. How long did the build take you?

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#5 posted 07-19-2011 01:26 AM

It took me about 4 weeks of nights and weekends work. I would guess in the area of 50 hours. I bought an HVLP a few months ago, and that saved me at least 5 hours this project!

-- Josh Lawson - Ankeny, Iowa

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#6 posted 07-19-2011 02:54 AM

Great design, and the workmanship looks just as great.

-- John from Jackson, Michigan

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#7 posted 07-19-2011 03:07 AM

very nice and nicley proportioned


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#8 posted 07-19-2011 11:11 AM

Very clean looking well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 07-19-2011 03:08 PM

Beautiful!! Nice design and build!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#10 posted 07-19-2011 03:27 PM

looks great. I like the look the side frames give it.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#11 posted 07-20-2011 05:09 AM

Wow. That’s absolutely beautiful. I love the gentle curves it has on the sides. I’m generally not a fan of maple, but I think you really made it sing here.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#12 posted 07-30-2011 01:09 AM

this is reall nice…very nice use of subtle design to make it all come together

-- "thats all I have to say about that..."

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#13 posted 08-01-2011 03:58 AM

Awsome work…..I also made a crib and dresser for my son (18 months now). It makes me feel good every time I go into his room and see him sleeping in something I built.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#14 posted 10-26-2011 05:59 PM

Looks like a very nice piece of work. Thanks for sharing.

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#15 posted 10-22-2015 03:28 PM

Love the look and feel of this piece , mind if I copy it?
I’m happy to put a “Thanks to Josh” tag on the back :>}

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