Boys' Oak Dresser

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Project by Pete Shively posted 08-07-2013 02:33 PM 1931 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this dresser last summer (2012) from oak left-over from a kitchen remodel. Walnut drawer pulls. The bowed posts and the drawer dovetails were a bit of a challenge for a relative novice working with a rather limited shop; but it got done, eventually.

-- Pete Shively in Madison

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#1 posted 08-07-2013 04:06 PM

Well done looking good!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 08-07-2013 05:15 PM

Great looking dresser! Love the quartersawn oak.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 08-07-2013 10:55 PM

Very nice oak dresser Pete, looks great. I would liked to have seen a picture with at least one of the drawers open just to see the joinery…excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 08-08-2013 01:57 AM

Very nice!!!

-- Jeremy, North Dakota

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#5 posted 08-08-2013 03:31 AM

Good looking dresser. Nice job.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#6 posted 08-08-2013 06:16 PM

Beautiful lines. Looks well constructed. Would like to see a picture of the dovetail work. Please post if you have a chance.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#7 posted 08-08-2013 11:56 PM

Here’s one shot of the dovetails—definitely a learning process.

-- Pete Shively in Madison

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#8 posted 08-10-2013 08:36 PM

really nice work
very generous proportions and lots of drawers but you managed to make it simple and elegant
hats off

-- Greg Simon

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#9 posted 08-12-2013 02:06 PM

Impressive work on that well crafted dresser. Like the great design, joinery and finish. Looking forward to more great builds.

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