Four Drawer Dresser

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Project by DonB posted 08-30-2014 10:09 AM 1719 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw this dresser on LJ earlier and my wife said to make this for her. I cannot remember the gents name, but he was kind enough to put the detailed plans in his posting. Other than the support inner frame which is plywood, the outer frame is aspen, white, soft and very workable wood. Drawer fronts are yellow pine. All joints are glued and joined with pocket screws. My wife of 53 years chose the color which is Italian Sage. It is slightly more green than the picture shows. Took awhile to make this as my back went out in the middle of construction. Age is such a beautiful thing. All the drawers and drawer pulls are square as I made two jigs to ensure everything lined up. The dolly is a real help moving this thing around so the vehicle can use the garage. I also made four temp feet to keep the bottom trim from being beat up and allow painting . Last two pics are of the dresser in place and loaded up.

-- DonB

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#1 posted 08-30-2014 12:15 PM

great job,i’m sure your wife is very satisfied with it.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 08-30-2014 12:24 PM

Great build and lovely color. I like the paint/stain contrast. Nice molding details too. It would be a great addition in my house ! Thanks for sharing.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#3 posted 08-30-2014 12:59 PM

Your wife said build it and you did, awesome!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 08-30-2014 10:20 PM

That is a very nice piece…..To be honest, I’m not much on painting projects, but this is beautiful..Your “boss’ has a good eye…lol. I really like doing these types of projects…..Better than anything you could find in a store…They prolly would be some kind of Masonite, or crap like Walmart carries…..I like seeing projects come together, and this one is a bang-up job for sure…..I know you are proud of it, and the boss, too…...

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#5 posted 08-31-2014 11:06 AM

Rick: “To be honest” as you said, I would not have voted for paint. I usually stain and spar varnish or use Poly-brush or wipe. I had the frames together and it sat in the corner for nearly 2 months before she could find the “right” color. But I have to hand it to her, she has a good eye for colors and crafty things. She’s been the boss for 53 years and I’ve learned to trust her perceptions. Thanks for the comments guys.

-- DonB

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#6 posted 08-31-2014 11:47 PM

Very nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 09-01-2014 03:27 AM

A very nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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