Dressing table - newbie project - need help

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Forum topic by sbi85 posted 01-06-2014 03:45 PM 741 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-06-2014 03:45 PM

Hey everyone,

Hope you all had a great day.
Small introduction. I’m a real newbie at the whole woodworking business. All I did so far is building a simple stand for my projector. I don’t have too many tools yet to build complicated things but I’m eager to learn.

Now I am looking at building a dressing table for my girlfriend. I am thinking of something simple. A table, with some drawers, shelves and a mirror.
Looked around for inspiration and these are the ones that I felt I like and might not be too difficult for me:
or something like this:
or even:
kind of like something modern like this also, but this is probably way more difficult:

I would appreciate if you guys would give me some pointers or preferably even blueprints to something similar. I am happy to receive any other recommendations if you have some.
I am living in London right now so I would buy all the materials in a local D&Q (although you can recommend good places to buy materials also).

Thanks you in advance in any help you can provide.


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#1 posted 06-02-2014 01:04 PM

Balint: Sorry for the poor reply from the site (or lack thereof). What dressing table you build is really dependent on what kind of style you (or most specifically your girlfriend) likes. My first dressing table ( is based on a Bonnet-top High Chest in Jeffrey P. Greene’s book “American Furniture of the 18th Century” ( A very good book to get if your interest lies in that style. If not, then just pick any of the selections that you listed above, get some inexpensive material and have at it. Just do NOT be afraid to make a mistake. You will. Learn how to recover from the mistakes you do make to make the pieces better in the end….

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