Daughters dresser from 2010

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Project by JeremyPringle posted 08-07-2015 02:25 AM 1481 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been super busy recently and have not had much time to work in my shop, so the progress on my lowboy is slow. So in the mean time I decided to post a project or two from my early days.

This is a dresser I made for my daughter in June and July 2010 and is my 32nd project. (Anyone else keep a spreadsheet and folder with pictures?)

I stole the design from FWW 33 Furniture projects from March-April 2010 Cherry Chest of Drawers by Michael Pekovich. That’s right… no shame, I stole it.. and made changes to it as my tools and needs required. (maybe I will write a blog and document all the things I did differently, and things I would do different if I made it again… anyone interested?)

First, I want to point out that if you look closely to the top, you can see machine ridges. Yup… machine ridges… For the carcass I used prelaminated pine and even then I hated sanding, so I obviously did not do a very good job of it but the ridges did not show up until after putting on a finish.. stupid prelam… these were the days when I was scared to use good wood.

I was in the stages of getting really into hand tools so all the DT’s are hand cut and all the material (other than the prelam) was smoothed with a plane. Everything other than the main carcass is clear pine I salvaged from V20 crank shaft crates. (some sweet birdseye pine!!)

The finish is water based aniline dye and amber shellac.

I have half a mind to take it back to my shop and fix or refinish all my mistakes…. but doubt that will actually ever happen…

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#1 posted 08-07-2015 02:44 AM

Its a lovely piece and she will treasure it for a long time.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#2 posted 08-08-2015 12:54 PM

Very nice Jeremy, well done on the dovetails. I’m sure your daughter doesn’t see any of the things you see as mistakes just something very nice that her father made for her.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#3 posted 08-08-2015 12:56 PM

This is very nice. Congratulations and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 08-10-2015 12:42 AM

Lumberjocks servers as my record for most of my projects :-)

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#5 posted 08-10-2015 02:17 AM

Thanks guys. Because it was 5 years ago, and so much has changed for me over that time period, I love looking at it and seeing the naivety in some of the things about the piece. It really does help keep me humble.

Thanks Matt. In some ways for me as well. But I do have my tripod set up in the shop and it never really leaves, so I am always pausing to take a pic or two with the nice real camera.

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