Built In Dresser

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Project by TheeWoodShed posted 03-06-2013 01:17 PM 1318 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you’ve ever lived in an old farm house, they didnt waste too many spaces. This space was a SMALL little closet tucked under the stair way. The door was only about 50” tall and 24” wide. So naturally, I couldnt fit in it to get anything. So for the past five years, we simply didnt use it… so wasted space to us. Our bedroom is small, 10×10, so I thought we might as well make this space useable…. I built a build-in dresser for myself. Four drawers and a small upper cabinet with doors. Made this project out of ashe wood, stained it with Golden Oak.

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#1 posted 03-06-2013 01:32 PM

Beautiful finish. I like it!

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#2 posted 03-06-2013 01:34 PM

Very neat job and looks good.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 03-06-2013 05:00 PM

Creative use of unused space, nice work!

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#4 posted 03-06-2013 11:03 PM

Mark, I would have thought that the space under the stairs would be much deeper than your shelves?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#5 posted 03-06-2013 11:10 PM

I built the dresser 18” deep because of limited space pulling out the drawers, so there is about 18” of unused space behind it… But if you pull the drawers all the way out, you can still reach in there. LOL Plus makes a great hideaway for valuables.

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#6 posted 03-07-2013 04:33 AM

Ok! Just a little more work to hinge it and you have a “Hounds of the Baskervilles” House of Horrors secret bookcase hidden passageway.

Nice Job!

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#7 posted 03-08-2013 04:02 PM

Beautiful dresser! Like the design, stain and the choice of metal ware. Great job and use of the space.

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