Highly figured Cherry 6 drawer vertical dresser...

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Project by hard_wood posted 07-22-2012 12:11 AM 3076 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In completing my bedroom set, I went with a highly figured 6 drawer vertical cherry dresser. I added a little French sliding dovetail detail to the drawers to really make it pop. Hopefully the extra storage space will help my girlfriend put all her clothes away instead of throwing them all over the floor and bed. Doubtful. Hope you enjoy!

-- Bryan - Seattle, WA

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#1 posted 07-22-2012 01:39 AM

What kind of wood is the top? That’s awesome looking!

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#2 posted 07-22-2012 02:10 AM

Nice build , love the figured Cherry and the hardware choice : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 07-22-2012 02:14 AM

Great job on the whole cherry dresser. Nice pick of pieces. Love the dovetailed joinery on the drawers.

Any tips on getting all those drawers to line up so well and the gaps between them?

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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#4 posted 07-22-2012 02:46 AM

Thats a great looking piece. Beautiful wood, nice craftsmanship. I really like it.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#5 posted 07-22-2012 03:38 AM

Love it.

Gorgeous wood and great choice of pulls. Great job overall on this and the other set. Great inspiration for me.

By the way, have you ever watched a British show called “Peep Show”, or “That Mitchell and Webb Look?”

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#6 posted 07-22-2012 05:29 AM

I agree with Millo, the choice of pulls works really well with that beautiful wood. Looks like a very successful project.

The ability to modify behaviors of others may be a bit more difficult …

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 07-22-2012 05:45 AM

Stephen – the top is also cherry, just looked and found the highest figuring I could.

Tom – the only suggestion I could offer on getting the drawers to line up well is investing in a good palm sander (luckily I have a festool sander) and a good table saw miter sled, makes shaving the edges down quick and straight, to make the sanding process as painless as possible.

Milo – haven’t seen those shows, I’ll check’em out though

Thanks to all, it’s been a fun undertaking creating this dresser, and I’m glad this piece finally made it home for us to use and enjoy!

Onto the next project!!!

-- Bryan - Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 07-22-2012 05:41 PM

Nice visual flow. Let us know if it “makes her put her stuff in the drawers.” LOL! were the drawers a challenge or something that worked easily? Like the dovetail dado!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 07-22-2012 06:42 PM

Elegant yet simple, nice flow. Excellent craftmanship…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#10 posted 07-22-2012 10:11 PM

French sliding dovetails can be an easy and strong way to join the drawer fronts, as long as you have your male and female dovetails dialed in. Unfortunately, I machined most of the parts months ago and when I finally got around to building them, the wood had expanded a little, making the dovetails quite a tight fit. Nothing a little sanding couldn’t fix, but a headache that can be avoided with some simple trial and error. Good luck if you should try’em!!

-- Bryan - Seattle, WA

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#11 posted 07-22-2012 10:42 PM

Very nice job, the figured cherry looks great. Good job

-- Ben from IL

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#12 posted 07-23-2012 12:42 AM

A #1 job! Awesome.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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