Changing Table/Dresser

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Project by Todd Peak Woodwork posted 03-04-2012 02:57 AM 1567 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the dresser I made for my daughter. It’s made of pine, stained cherry. This was the first time I had ever made dovetailed drawers:

They ended up being nice and sturdy, but unfortunately a little too wide. So I had to change my plans to use side mount drawer slides to use under mount.

My wife came up with the design, and I fleshed it out. She’s pleased with the results, so I’m happy.

-- Todd, Maineville, OH,

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#1 posted 03-04-2012 03:02 AM

That’s pretty nice! And made the wife happy, always a plus. Have you considered adding a side rail, so the girl doesn’t squirm off the top, the minute mom isn’t looking, or moves away for a second?

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#2 posted 03-04-2012 03:06 AM

Mom didn’t want a side rail, I offered. Of course, I’ve already had to retrieve baby socks from between it and the wall.

-- Todd, Maineville, OH,

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#3 posted 03-04-2012 04:23 AM

Very nice design! Plenty of storage and the dove tales look good and tight!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 03-04-2012 03:04 PM

Well done. Great storage.

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

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#5 posted 03-04-2012 03:14 PM

Good dovetails for your first. It’s a nice design and good job.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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