Contemporary dresser

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Project by MRue posted 10-09-2012 09:39 PM 1812 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A new dresser for my son.

I like the asymmetrical look, so I designed this one as a trapezoid.

The design certainly created challenges and probably tripled the time it would normally take to make. the right side is 7 degrees off perpendicular. I have undermounted, full extension slides that also created its share of challenges in mounting drawers that are all different widths.

The walnut sections of the drawer front are made out of a single piece of wood. I had to do some careful math and cutting to keep the grain aligned on the right side.


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#1 posted 10-09-2012 10:03 PM

great looking dresser mike i like the look of the makes it stand out.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 10-09-2012 10:55 PM

A very cool design and a super build.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-09-2012 11:05 PM

Your son will enjoy that for many years. Nice work

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#4 posted 10-10-2012 05:27 AM

Outside the BOX!! Great job!!

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

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#5 posted 10-10-2012 03:25 PM

The walnut in the face fronts of the drawers sure do make that beautiful dresser pop. I love the look and the design of the dresser.
Awesome job!!!

-- Russ and Christina enjoying life with our two poochies!! :)

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#6 posted 10-10-2012 03:31 PM

I love the modern aesthetic and I love this dresser!

Great Job!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 10-10-2012 06:17 PM

Very unique design.You gave me some exellent ideas.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 10-10-2012 06:23 PM

Wow that is very nice. I love it.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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#9 posted 10-10-2012 06:58 PM

Awesome I love the design. I’m sure your son is going to love it….

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 04-09-2015 05:02 PM


I just found your work today. going through your pieces. This should have been a TOP 3!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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