Quarter Sawn Oak Dresser

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Project by WoodScrap posted 10-26-2013 08:56 PM 3533 views 19 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I will apologize for the photo quality now. I am neither a photographer nor very good woodworker, but I try. This is the first piece of a bedroom set I am making for my Daughter and Son in Law. The design came from “Woodsmith Magazine” and the dresser is made from Quarter Sawn Oak. The drawers are Maple inside and everything is finished off with 2 coats of stain and three coats of wipe on poly. Five coats on the top where the majority of the wear occurs. I like to build in hidden compartments in all my pieces, for fun more than security, and this one has a few. It was a lot of fun to build. Guess I better get started on the headboard, night stands and mirror. My Wife likes the design too so I will be building doubles from here on out. I think my winter projects have now been picked.

Thanks for looking.


-- Rick -Tulsa

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#1 posted 10-26-2013 09:19 PM

Hello Woodscrap,

You are not a very good woodworker, but you try ? If that is true your woodshop is a mess! I have looked how your shop is arranged and it is looking great and so are al your woodwork things !! You have build a great cabin!

Friendly greatings,


By the way and of the year i hope to do a T and J project.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#2 posted 10-26-2013 09:30 PM

Nicely Done!! I love the quarter sawn oak. Look forward to seeing the rest of the projects.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 10-26-2013 09:46 PM

Wow, that’s very nice. I’ve yet to build a dresser, because I don’t need one and nobody has paid me to make one. If I did, I would want it to look like this.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#4 posted 10-26-2013 10:42 PM

Very nicely done—most attractive!

-- 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 10-26-2013 11:26 PM

That is a beautiful Oak Dresser and yes I agree your not a very good woodworker, your an excellent woodworker.
You did an awesome job on that dresser, you have to be very proud of what you achieved…Well done.

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

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#6 posted 10-26-2013 11:45 PM

That’s a real beauty Rick.
And you nailed that stain & finish perfectly !
Great job.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#7 posted 10-27-2013 12:32 AM

Really nice work. love quarter sawn oak, you can’t beat it for stability and looks.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#8 posted 10-27-2013 01:46 AM

REALLY nice!
Great job and as other have said you are better than you give yourself credit for.
Just think how good you’ll be when you think you’re an OK woodworker!!! :-)

-- Jn. 14:6

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#9 posted 10-27-2013 02:30 AM

Very clean and beautiful. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 10-27-2013 04:07 AM

Based on that piece I’ld say you’re a very good woodworker. And the pics aren’t to bad either.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#11 posted 10-27-2013 04:34 AM

wow, I’m not usually a fan of oak, but you did a wonderful job on this dresser!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#12 posted 10-27-2013 05:44 AM

Excellent work Rick.a beautiful piece.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 10-27-2013 09:48 AM

Sterling work on this Rick. Your daughter is lucky to have such an accomplished woodworker in the family.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 10-27-2013 11:26 AM

Just super work! Beautiful!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#15 posted 10-27-2013 12:17 PM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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