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Since the majority of the LumberJock’s unanimously agree that plywood from China is “JUNK”, I would like to submit my entry – a six drawer dresser made of entirely of Chinese plywood.
The legs are made of 4 pieces of wood each,joined together with home made glue made from contaminated pet food.
The case is joined together with biscuits and sheet rock screws, as are the drawers.
The drawer pulls small pieces taken from imported toys, that may be a choking hazard.
The finish is a thinned down wash, made of maple colored, lead base paint.
The entire piece was made only with imported tools, some of which broke during use and the pieces are still imbedded in the wood at various places.





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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 07-26-2008 01:18 AM

Hi Tim;

Hard to believe all the junk in the trunk, I mean Dresser.

Looks real good to me!

Lee

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scottb

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#2 posted 07-26-2008 01:18 AM

looks really good, just don’t gnaw on the knobs. ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Karson

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#3 posted 07-26-2008 01:30 AM

Tim: don’t store it outside or it might explode. But a great superficial looking job.

LOL.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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bbqking

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#4 posted 07-26-2008 01:49 AM

Please email w/what type of contaminated pet food you used and vendors of the lead based paint. Also best places to break off drill bits & etc. bbqKing

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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joey

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#5 posted 07-26-2008 02:26 AM

if you get your price real low then cut that in 1/2 you might get Walmart’s to sell them and then loose a 1,000.000 dollars making them

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

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Dadoo

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#6 posted 07-26-2008 05:38 AM

Definately a contender! But how’d you get the glue out of the dog food? Was it in the horse meat?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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daltxguy

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#7 posted 07-26-2008 07:22 AM

...and the label now says 100% Made in the USA. Nicely done.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 07-26-2008 11:27 AM

now isn’t that most interesting description you’ve ever read!!!
great dresser.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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tenontim

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#9 posted 07-26-2008 02:05 PM

Ok, I have to confess. I’m lying through my broken, imported from VITAPAN ZAHNFABRIK, 100% acrylic:


TEETH!

I’ll have to withdraw this from the contest. It’s not made from China birch. It’s made of Hard Maple. But you savy LumberJocks knew that. Thanks for all the compliments, though.

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jeanmarc

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#10 posted 07-26-2008 09:30 PM

very beautiful pieces of furniture beautiful work

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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Callum Kendall

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#11 posted 07-26-2008 10:08 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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Rob Drown

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#12 posted 07-27-2008 05:41 AM

very funny,

Beautiful dresser. Do you have more pics?

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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tenontim

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#13 posted 07-27-2008 05:50 AM

Rob, I don’t have any other pictures of this one. I made it about 10 years ago and that was the only one I took.

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Derby

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#14 posted 06-12-2009 01:56 PM

I know that this was posted nearly a year ago, but this is exactly what I have been looking for as an idea for a new dresser. I currently have a 5 drawer high chest that is against the wall and supports a 36” tube-type TV.

With the departure of my last kid for the ‘real’ world, I have space for an office so the computer desk will finally get boosted from the master suite (bedroom) and I can replace the dresser with something a bit more user friendly.

The dresser I am looking for will be going at the foot of our Cali-King Waterbed on a Captain’s pedistal and this looks like it has the right dimensions. The TV will get replaced with a wall mounted plasma/LCD job, if I can get permission!

-- "Lumber is just sawdust in 'solid' form!"

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tenontim

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#15 posted 06-12-2009 02:12 PM

Derby, this dresser was 68”L x 22”D x 30” H. I thinks the drawers were 4”, 5”, and 6” deep, top to bottom.

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