grandson's dresser

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Project by grumpy749 posted 123 days ago 817 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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#1 posted 123 days ago

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

Grandchildren are great! They keep Grandpa busy!

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#2 posted 123 days ago

That’s a great looking dresser. Congratulations.

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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#3 posted 123 days ago

That is one beautiful dresser. Very nice work.

-- Marty,

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#4 posted 123 days ago

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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#5 posted 123 days ago

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

-- andrek

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#6 posted 123 days ago

Now that is some woodwork. Well done.

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#7 posted 123 days ago

Excelent work Denis,super looking dresser.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 123 days ago

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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#9 posted 123 days ago

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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#10 posted 123 days ago

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

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#11 posted 123 days ago

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

-- Greg Simon

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#12 posted 123 days ago

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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#13 posted 123 days ago

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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