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Project by grumpy749 posted 12-13-2013 03:17 PM 957 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I completed this piece in Nov. The plan is in Woodcraft mag. It was mostly easy to build with the exception of the drawer slides. when I make a piece with drawers I’ve always use roller slides but the plan called for wooden slides so I thought what the hell I can do this. wooden slides don’t lend themselves to children’s furniture and they sometimes stick and jam a little. To solve this I use minwax pastewax. they slide much better now. The wood is red oak which is about the only reasonable priced hardwood we can buy up here in northern Alberta. The finish is tung oil, wipe on satin poly and paste wax. Man how I envy you guys who live in the eastern states and Canada who have access to all those beautiful hardwoods right outside your back door. I hope you appreciate what you have. Thanks for checking out my projects Denis

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !





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lumberdustjohn

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#1 posted 12-13-2013 03:50 PM

Nice looking dresser.
Bed, Dresser …..What next?

Grandchildren are great! They keep Grandpa busy!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 12-13-2013 03:59 PM

That’s a great looking dresser. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Marty Smoley

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#3 posted 12-13-2013 04:02 PM

That is one beautiful dresser. Very nice work.

-- Marty, http://www.wickedpiggy.com

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jdmaher

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#4 posted 12-13-2013 04:10 PM

That oak looks really good to me. Sorry if its getting boring, but you’re doing a nice job with what you have.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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Andrek

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#5 posted 12-13-2013 05:41 PM

very nice work,nicely done, thanks for sharing. My grandson needs a dresser too, I should copy you….. someday !!!

-- andrek

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ex-member

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#6 posted 12-13-2013 07:30 PM

Now that is some woodwork. Well done.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 12-13-2013 07:46 PM

Excelent work Denis,super looking dresser.

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TaybulSawz

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#8 posted 12-13-2013 08:18 PM

Most of my work is done in Red Oak. I think your craftsmanship is outstanding. Your Grandson will be proud to own it!!

-- Still got all my Fingers!!!

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HillbillyShooter

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#9 posted 12-14-2013 12:38 AM

Great looking dresser.

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

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hoss12992

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#10 posted 12-14-2013 02:46 AM

Great job and your craftsmanship def shows on this beautiful piece. Congrats

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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gsimon

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#11 posted 12-14-2013 03:43 AM

Really nice job on this dresser
I minwaxed my wooden drawer slides as well – nice little trick

-- Greg Simon

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CalgaryGeoff

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#12 posted 12-14-2013 03:46 AM

Wonderful looking piece !! It is sure to become an heirloom as the years pass and it ages. That’s the first thought I had when I saw your pictures, heirloom piece. Awesome.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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aussiedave

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#13 posted 12-14-2013 11:59 AM

Very nice dresser Denis and the oak looks great… I am like you I tend to avoid wood slides on drawers and use roller runners or the heavier full extension runners. Any way great job and the finish is beautiful…

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

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