Dresser for My Daughter

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Project by John posted 708 days ago 1683 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Daughter needed a new dresser and I just couldn’t pry any money out of my pocket for a piece of Particle Board from the local furniture store. I had alot of old fencing and other misc. scrap wood from various places so I put this together for her. Alot of work using used wood but in the end, she loved it and that’s all that mattered.

-- John

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#1 posted 708 days ago

Great job! Keep up the good work!


-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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Jim Bennett

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#2 posted 708 days ago

I love the idea of using wood that had a prior use. Its my idea of recycling..
Dresser looks beautiful, what finish was used?
Nice work.

-- Jimmy, Upstate NY in the summer, somewhere south in the winter (on the boat).

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#3 posted 708 days ago

Really nice work. The dresser looks very nice.
Did you have plans for this? Nice design. Nice use of the reclaimed wood too.
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 708 days ago

If your daughter is anything like mine when it comes to her dad making something for her. Your daughter will cherish it forever! She will tell people My dad made this dresser for Me!!
Looks great! Good job!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 707 days ago

Thank You All for the compliments. No plans other then what I drew based on her measurements. The finish is Mahogany with a little Ebony stain cause she said the Mahogany wasn’t dark enough. I actually have about 100 fence boards left from a fence job and my wife has her name all over them. And Woodshaver, yes, my daughter is 28, still living at home under DADDY CARE, and I’m ok with that. Now she wants a Cup Cake Stand so I guess I better sharpen my tools again.

Thanks Again

-- John

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#6 posted 707 days ago

Looks great – nice job

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#7 posted 707 days ago

Jim, the whole thing was layered in BLO and lightly buffed out with 0000 Steel Wool and Baby Oil.

-- John

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#8 posted 707 days ago

I can imagine the work that went into that dresser, a true labor of love. It really came out nice, i dig the curved top door in the center and the different levels of the top. Chalk yourself up a few extra Daddy points.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#9 posted 707 days ago

Thanks, Daddy Points is what I live for. And the occasional Cakes and Cup Cakes she makes me.

-- John

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#10 posted 706 days ago

Wow dude, you wouldn’t have gotten anywhere near that character and good looks with particleboard!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#11 posted 706 days ago

ugh… particle board. you came up with something much better.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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