Steamer Trunk Dresser & Nightstand

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Project by Vandy posted 09-08-2013 09:36 PM 6122 views 12 times favorited 14 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 09-08-2013 10:36 PM

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

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

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 11:57 PM

nice looking

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#3 posted 09-09-2013 12:01 AM

Awesome project. beautiful looking.

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

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#4 posted 09-09-2013 01:24 AM

Cool looking and very nice build.

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#5 posted 09-09-2013 05:58 AM

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

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#6 posted 09-09-2013 06:34 AM

nice work.

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#7 posted 09-09-2013 11:26 AM

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 09-09-2013 06:28 PM

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

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#9 posted 09-10-2013 05:00 PM

A real beauty , love the colors

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

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#10 posted 09-12-2013 01:30 PM

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 09-12-2013 02:14 PM

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

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#12 posted 09-12-2013 02:54 PM

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 09-15-2013 10:17 PM

That is just way to cool!!!!!

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#14 posted 04-09-2016 10:35 PM



Can you give us the Issue # / Date of the issue you got it from?

Thank you!

Very good job! Super COOL!

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