Red Oak Dresser

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Project by johnzo posted 07-06-2014 06:13 PM 2011 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this dresser for a spare bedroom we have. The wife wanted a smallish dresser to match a nightstand I had made a couple of years ago. It took about a month of on and off again work but I finally finished it yesterday. It is largely red oak with 1/2” poplar drawers with 1/4” plywood bottoms. I used a finger lap tablesaw jig to create the drawer corners.

-- 70 is the new 50!

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#1 posted 07-06-2014 07:11 PM

very nicely done with the inset draws. that shows quality work. cant buy something that nice in a store.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#2 posted 07-07-2014 02:55 PM

Thanks DAC. Still not happy with the self centering drawer feature. Will have to wax the tracks a little in order to have the drawers pull in and out better (a problem when the drawers are wider than they are deep).

-- 70 is the new 50!

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#3 posted 07-07-2014 05:35 PM

That looks nice. Will last you years and much better than store bought.

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#4 posted 07-08-2014 06:28 PM

Great design it fits perfect in that corner

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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