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Project by gforcegarcia posted 718 days ago 1388 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I FINALLY finished my dresser that I started in March on 2010. I used the plan in the Jan 2009 issue #188 of WOOD magazine. The dresser is Maple with several coats of Tried and True Varnish Oil. I learned a lot in this build. I have a six inch jointer. I did not want to have glued up drawer fronts. I also had a really nice 13” wide Birdseye Maple board for the top. I made the planer sled that was featured in FWW a wile ago. It worked like a charm. I used a locking drawer joints for the first time. I made tapered legs for the first time. I accidentally cut a bunch of biscuit slots on the wrong face of 2 of the legs. Only visible when the drawers were out, but it bugged me. So I planed some maple down to thickness and made biscuit shaped patches that make the slots pretty much dissapear. I posted a pic of the repair. My wife loves the look and storage of this dresser. Next I am going to build the matching wall hung mirror and bedside tables.





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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 718 days ago

Very nice! You are motivating to get moving on my next Maple project, also a chest but half as wide. Still trying to decide on my stain and finish. I really like your choice of knobs as well. Southwestern?
Great job!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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dnick

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#2 posted 718 days ago

Nice job. I make mistakes on every piece, & I learn from every mistake, every piece. It’s a journey & it’s fun & frustrating, but, like anything worth doing, you just get better & keep learning.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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bhagg

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#3 posted 714 days ago

Outstanding. I can appreciate all the time and effort that you put into this. Did you have to use any drawer guides or have any drawer stops? I’ll have to checkout the the plans for this.

Thanks !

-- bhagg, Palmyra, NJ

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gforcegarcia

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#4 posted 714 days ago

Thanks! I used Slipperey Tape Lee Valley. So far it works great. I used scrap wood to stop the drawers in the right spot. It’s all in the plan.

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