|Project by kaja824||posted 08-30-2012 07:43 PM||1203 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
Hello everyone, this is my first posting on LJ’s. I’ve been lurking around the site for the past 4 months and I just finished my first major project, so my wife convinced me to post. This is a dresser I made for my first child. It doubles as a dresser/changing station. I only had nights and weekends to work on it so it took me a while to finish, but I got it done just in time (6 days before baby arrived).
The wood is white oak cut from a tree 250+ years old or so my lumber guy claims. Makes for a nice story anyway. The legs and trim are walnut. I started to run out of oak when I was finishing up the drawers so I put a strip of walnut through the middle of the top drawers. Which turns out to by my wife’s favorite portion. Hooray for miscalculations.
I’m very new to woodworking so there is a lot I would do differently, but it’s a solid piece of furniture that will hold up for many many years. My daughter was born on the 24th so this has already seen some use and it works quite nicely.
Thanks for looking and I hope to post more projects when I can find a minute between diaper changes to wander down to the basement shop.