|Project by Danestar||posted 01-24-2012 11:52 PM||895 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This was my first ever dresser build for my 3 year old daughter. With this build I have a new found respect for those who build drawers let alone furniture at all. My luck was a read an article in Pop Wood Working the night after I finished painting on tricks to make them. Live and Learn right?! Since I knew I was going to paint it I used 3/4 Birch ply and 1/2 birch for drawers. Drawers are deep and may be a little too deep on top drawers but they will withhold the abuse that is about to come (hopefully from slamming and not new clothes ha). The drawer fronts I found to be the hardest thing on this build. Mainly alignment and would like to know if anyone has tips on doing so. I plan on future drawers being dovetailed with my new Porter Cable Dovetail Guide but until then these work just fine. Handles were my wife’s task and actually was surprised how well they made the dresser look. This dresser justified half the cost of my table saw which was fun to bring up to the wifey. Please critique, add tips on drawers etc.