Small Dresser

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Project by SirFatty posted 05-07-2012 01:52 PM 1473 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife’s grandparents moved into an assisted living facility, which was really just a small two-bedroom apartment. They had been living in a typical bungalow on the south side of Chicago for 60 years. They did not have too much in the way of furniture, as they were always saving their money.

I made this dresser for the grandmother, her room is really small and she did not have anything to store her clothes in. This dresser is just a little over 2’ at the base, and has full extension drawer slides. Made from 1/2” birch plywood with pine face, base and top. Finished with a cherry water based stain and 5 coats of a wipe on poly. The drawer pulls were picked up at Menards.

It fits the room and her clothes perfectly, it might be the first piece of new furniture she had received in decades.

Measured drawing of the project is located here.

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#1 posted 05-08-2012 01:39 AM

Nice looking piece, I see you used the same stain as the bookcase, very pretty.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 12:00 PM

Yes, you are correct. I really like that color and did a few projects with it.

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#3 posted 05-11-2012 09:16 PM

Thank you for posting the drawing. I was just thinking about making my wife a new dresser when I found your project. It looks great.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#4 posted 07-14-2012 12:28 PM

Nice dresser.

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#5 posted 07-15-2012 01:54 AM

You’re welcome, OregonWoodRat! And thanks Beginningwoodworker!

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