|Project by DexterDearborn||posted 316 days ago||1184 views||8 times favorited||10 comments|
This was a complete test project. I never built a dresser before, let alone designed one on my own. I found a dresser I liked in the store and started building around that. I knew the rough overall size and started from the drawers out. I wanted to make one out of oak or walnut and stain it but did not want to waste a ton of money trying to learn at the same time.
I used this project to test out joining drawers with pocket screws instead of traditional methods. I also used Box store materials ie 23/32 plywood, 3/4” pine, 1/4 plywood and 2 by’s cut/trimmed for all my materials. Bought 100 lb drawer slides on ebay – 10 pair for 40 bucks.
I also used up a lot of the extra stuff I had laying around my small shop – mix and match. I also used a new frame and panel bit for the first time.
I simply primed and painted this one for my 1 year old daughter – she has too many clothes and now they have a home.
Now that I learned on this one, I can move on to construct another one.
Happy with the way this turned out, learned a lot!
-- Dearborn, http://lumberjocks.com/DexterDearborn