Walnut dresser

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Project by kansas posted 04-09-2008 03:16 AM 1902 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this plan in an American Woodworker magazine and liked it so much I built it as it was published other than the wood. The magazine used cherry. I had walnut so that’s what I used. I didn’t dovetail the drawers either but I’m am trying to practice on occation. I made the handles from ash. There are many mortise and tenons and I spent a ton of time resawing, gluing, and then planing the panels.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-09-2008 03:43 AM

Hi Kansas,

This is a beautiful dresser. Walnut is such as gorgeous wood to work with. The ash handles make a nice contrast with the walnut.

How did you finish the dresser?

Thanks for the post.

By the way the pictures are a little small to see the details.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-09-2008 03:51 AM

That is a great looking dresser. I would have switched woods also. that walnut looks fantastic.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 04-09-2008 03:54 AM

This dresser is so nice it is ashamed you had to put one side next to the wall. Great job!

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 04-09-2008 04:27 AM

Great dresser! I wish the photos were a little bigger so I could enjoy it even more.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 04-09-2008 04:41 AM

That is a great looking dresser. I especially like the Ash handles, nice touch.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#6 posted 04-09-2008 04:45 AM

Great looking dresser, really like the walnut and the handles look smooth also

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 04-09-2008 04:51 AM

Very nice looking dresser. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 04-10-2008 04:49 AM

What I could see of it looked great.
Bigger pictures would be nice; it deserves to be seen.

-- Gary, Florida.

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 04-10-2008 03:05 PM

welcome to lumberjocks, looking forward to seeing more of our work

one nice dresser ! handles make it stand out as a work of art

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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John Gray

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#10 posted 04-11-2008 03:51 PM

It’s BEAUTIFUL great job.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#11 posted 04-11-2008 11:55 PM

Looks real good – but, I want to see it closer up!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#12 posted 12-02-2008 03:52 AM

Definitely need to see bigger pictures

-- jim

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#13 posted 04-29-2011 05:50 AM

Hello Kansas, thats a beautiful dresser.

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