Contemporary Dresser

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Project by Chris Davis posted 04-25-2012 10:54 AM 4718 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a dresser that was commissioned by a customer that was going to use it as a changing table. The brought in an example of something similar and we modified the size to fit their purpose for it.

With it having a more of a dresser look the customer will be able to use it even after the effectiveness of being a changing table is long gone.

It is built using Maple wood for both the painted and clear coated parts. To lighten the piece up a little, I framed out the inside and bottom panels instead of using a solid panel.

The toe kick is something that is not usually used on the dressers that I build but I really like the look, especially that the sides of the toe kick also inset. Give it a floating appearance.

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framed out />White Lacquer applied>

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#1 posted 04-25-2012 11:37 AM

Nice build Chris.


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#2 posted 04-25-2012 01:18 PM

Simple, clean lines

Nice work

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#3 posted 04-25-2012 01:19 PM


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#4 posted 04-25-2012 01:45 PM

Nice job Chris, I didnt look at the name at first.

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#5 posted 04-25-2012 08:51 PM

Seems to be more modern in design than contemporary, but contemporary borrows a lot from modern and also from modern (current) design.

Either way, clean lines and good work. I’ve been a sucker for white + wood combos for a long time.

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#6 posted 04-26-2012 10:37 AM

Doss, you may be right about that. I am not real solid on my design style and what they are called. I do interchange the names sometimes.

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