Rustic Oak Dresser

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Project by mazzy posted 07-28-2013 11:50 PM 867 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Rustic red oak dresser. It weighs about 100 lbs. It took me 8 weeks. Now I don’t have any excuse for throwing my cloths on the floor.

Very close to the end of the project I was cutting a piece of trim and it kicked back and flew like a javelin. It shattered the trim above the 3 large drawers. After about 5 minutes of cussing I got out my chisel and, very carefully, removed the remaining trim and then replaced it. That is one of the great things about building your own furniture…if it gets broken you can usually repair it. It taught me a good lesson. I have had a habit of standing off to the side when working with the table saw. Now I see how my habit of standing to the side may have saved my life.


-- Mazzy, San Francisco Bay Area,

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#1 posted 07-29-2013 01:29 AM

Very nice Oak dresser…you did a great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#2 posted 07-29-2013 02:41 AM

Nice looking dresser. I’m glad to hear that you survived your table saw mishap.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 07-29-2013 03:41 AM

Nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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Eric in central Florida

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#4 posted 07-29-2013 04:07 AM

The dresser came out great.
Glad you didn’t get sish-kebobed… :)

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#5 posted 07-29-2013 01:26 PM

Very nice work! Looking forward to see your next project

-- John, Illinois,

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#6 posted 07-30-2013 03:31 AM

Good looking piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#7 posted 08-01-2013 01:28 PM

Great looking dresser! Like the design, wood choice and the finish. It will be an heirloom piece for sure.

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