Steamer Trunk Dresser & Nightstand

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Project by Vandy posted 306 days ago 2151 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built the steamer trunk dresser identical to plans from Woodworkers Journal. After the wife gave her approval of the dresser, I then designed and built the nightstands to match.

Built out of African Mahagany Plywood and Red Oak for the slats.

The antique brass hardware and leather handles really make the project.

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#1 posted 306 days ago

Two very nice builds…you did a excellent job, well done.

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

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#2 posted 306 days ago

nice looking

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#3 posted 306 days ago

Awesome project. beautiful looking.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#4 posted 306 days ago

Cool looking and very nice build.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 306 days ago

Some of the best projects are those you wouldn’t normally think of. Very beautiful.

-- 2014 will be a different least for me it will.

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David Dean

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#6 posted 306 days ago

nice work.

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#7 posted 306 days ago

Very nice. The hardware selection is perfect.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#8 posted 305 days ago

Very nice. Does the top swing open like a trunk or is it a skinny/larger drawer?

-- Eric - Baltimore MD

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#9 posted 304 days ago

A real beauty , love the colors

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

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#10 posted 302 days ago

Wow! That blew me away. I scan this site every morning for something different to wake me up. This steamer trunk design did just that. The attention to authentic design was precise. And the photography was on a professional level. Very powerful and impressive look. Thanks for a great post. We need more outside of the box thinking and design work here at LJs.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#11 posted 302 days ago

Awesome dresser and nightstand! Like the style and build. They look amazing. Impressive work!

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#12 posted 302 days ago

This is a really nice piece and you did a fine job on it.

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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#13 posted 299 days ago

That is just way to cool!!!!!

-- It is all in your perspective.

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