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Western Pine Dresser

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Project by Buckshot10 posted 02-02-2012 07:14 AM 1220 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I have always wanted to build my own bedroom suit. This dresser is part of it. My wife said she wanted something that was western styled and a bit rustic. After some thinking this is what I came up with. It is solid pine with roller drawer slides. I also used horse shoes for drawer pulls. I stained it with red mahagony stain, then put 2 coats of gloss polyurathane on the entire dresser, except for the top which received 3 coats. It is mostly 1×6 and 1×8 pine boards. I used 1/4 in panelling I had laying around for the drawer bottoms. It is all glued and screwed together…Oh did I mention it is SUPER HEAVY. I wanted to not to ever worry about setting anything to heavy on the top…..so it has a sold 2×4 framed construction….must be the engineer in me. Once it was completed and looking back on it, I am sure I could have lightened it up a bit. But hey if I ever need a large block to set a pickup on, I can always resort to this…. Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

-- -------Justin, Duncan, OK





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 02-02-2012 07:21 AM

Welcome toLjs
Nice work on this dresser ,the horse shoes are a fun touch .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-02-2012 01:31 PM

beautiful dresser, drawerpulls set it apart . i have built several furniture pieces of pine with “glue and screw ” joinery
that have survived years of use and abuse by kids and grandkids.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#3 posted 02-02-2012 10:39 PM

That looks fantastic, especially considering the quick and dirty glue and screws method of joinery… I typically reserve that for shop projects…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Buckshot10

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#4 posted 02-02-2012 11:00 PM

Well to quote the wife when i asked her what she wanted it to look like, “I want it to look kind of rough, rustic, western, but still be fancy too…” I guess I captured that because she really likes the finished product…lol

-- -------Justin, Duncan, OK

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