|Project by blackdogwoodshop||posted 03-14-2008 05:35 AM||16255 views||4 times favorited||17 comments|
This is a built-in dresser that I built for the master bedroom in our home. I finished this project more than a year ago, but this project is still one of my wife’s favorite things to chide me about. The first step in the project was to cut a hole in the bedroom wall. After that, I built the dresser (off and on in my spare time) over the course of about a year. As you might suspect, my wife appreciates the dresser much more than she appreciated having a gaping hole in the wall.
The dresser is built into a knee wall and is stepped at the back to take full advantage of the space. I made the face frame and the drawer fronts from quartersawn maple with some interesting figure. For the finish, I used a water based dye and Arm R Seal topcoat.
The drawers are inset and ride on maple rails (no metal slides). The drawers at the bottom are longer than the drawers at the top. The bottom drawer is about 22 inches long while the top drawer is about 9 inches long. In addition, there 5 different drawer depths. From the top, the drawer depths are 2 1/2 inches, 3 1/2 inches, 3 1/2 inches, 5 1/2 inches, 6 1/2 inches, 6/12 inches, and 8 inches. The handles are maple and walnut. There are 5 different handle sizes (the deeper drawers have thicker handles).
-- Daniel, Southern Indiana -- "Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." -- http://blackdogwoodshop.etsy.com