|Project by Scott C.||posted 10-03-2013 01:10 PM||4366 views||66 times favorited||34 comments|
This is a long dresser to match the night stands I posted previously ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/85828 ). Made from Cherry, Walnut and Baltic birch, finished with Arm-R-Seal. Only cost me 1 trip to the ER! Thanks for looking
Here’s some more info on the build:
The dresser is composed of an internal carcass built from 1/2” baltic birch sides and back, and then divided by dust frames on the top bottom and 2 in the center. There are also vertical dividers between the 6 drawers. The drawers are 1/2” baltic birch with false fronts on side mounted ball bearing slides. The drawers are put together with pocket screws, which I would never do again, took way to long to drill all those. The carcass is all dados, rabbats glue and brad nails.
The exterior sides are built separately and then screwed onto the carcass, same with the top and the top/bottom rail. All the center panels are 1/4” cherry ply laminated onto either 1/4” hardboard for the drawer fronts or 1/2” baltic for the top. The handles were shaped on my ridgid OSS/Belt sander, love that tool.
The hardest parts were probably getting a nice smooth arch on the legs, which I bought and learned how to use a card scrapper for, and getting the frame around the top smooth with the ply center panels. Started to burn through the veneer on one of the night stands but it’s barely noticeable, almost looks like sapwood to the untrained eye.
-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.