|Forum topic by Brian||posted 02-08-2013 06:09 PM||5374 views||1 time favorited||5 replies|
02-08-2013 06:09 PM
So my only neice’s birthday is next month and her mother said she really needs a chest of drawers. She’s turning 5 and has only had a cheap particle board dresser from wal-mart and a toy box that I made up to this point. The dresser is coming apart and needs to be replaced. We grew up out in the country with not a lot of funds, so in my family, hand-made items are appreciated because of the time and effort put into them and just spending a lot money on something is too foreign to enjoy.
I am having trouble finding decent chest of drawer plans for a novice woodworker. I fully expect the chest of drawer to develop new skills and test the limited skills that I already possess. I have pretty much every tool that I can think of needing except a bandsaw and dovetail jig. However, I plan on ordering a Porter Cable dovetail jig next week. I think dovetail drawers are too pretty not to use. I have never done mortise and tenon joinery and am not sure now is the best time to start learning that since I have one month to completely finish the project. However, I do have a new set of forstner bits and a grizzly baby drill press.
If anyone has any ideas on a chest of drawers, I would appreciate the direction. I am happy to buy decent plans if they will work for me. Oak and Poplar are about the only woods I have available here as well. I promise to post whatever I build, good or bad! Thank you in advance.
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