Dresser with 'secret' drawers

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Project by Randy Sharp posted 04-18-2012 06:15 PM 3273 views 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the matching dresser to go with the crib here.

Again, thanks goes to fellow Lumberjocks Jeff and David for their inspiration and advice along the way.

The construction is Oak frame, with plywood sides. The finish is Red Mahogany.

The snazzy additions to this build are the “secret drawers.” The last picture in this series is the reveal.

Thanks for looking!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#1 posted 04-18-2012 07:42 PM

Nice work. Luv the secret drawer ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-18-2012 07:47 PM

Very nice. I too like the secret drawers.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#3 posted 04-18-2012 07:53 PM

That’s awesome!

-- Unplugged Woodworkers -

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#4 posted 04-18-2012 09:02 PM

Very nice looking build Randy,fit and finish look top notch ! I really like the hidden drawer feature and it does not distract from the over all appearance like some designs often do ! Great job !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#5 posted 04-18-2012 09:24 PM

Nicely done I like those hidden compartments.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 04-18-2012 10:44 PM

nice project…the hidden drawers came out really nice!!!

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#7 posted 04-19-2012 12:24 AM

If I wuz into that kinda thang, that would be a good place for my stash. If I had a stash. If Miss Honey Ma’am would let me keep it.

Fine job!! I love it.

Have a good’un


-- rejo55, East Texas

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#8 posted 04-19-2012 04:41 AM


Your dresser is really nice and the hidden drawer is a really special addition to it. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 04-19-2012 06:29 AM

Randy Sharp that is a sharp build , David and Jeff too, nice finish the hidden draws don’t be surprised if i e- mail you for some inspiration when i build one great job

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#10 posted 04-19-2012 01:50 PM

Great looking dresser. I like the frame and panel doors, the dental moulding detail along the top and of course the secret drawer.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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