pair of oak dressers

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Project by bent posted 09-08-2009 03:33 AM 1535 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these 2 dressers are the first pieces of a bedroom set commission. there’s still a bed and 2 nightstands to go. it’s a fairly basic design, so there’s nothing too complicated about the construction. they are solid pieces though. i glued up 4/4 boards for the side panels and used 1/2” rather than 1/4” ply for the back. i don’t think the pictures do justice to thier size, as they’re 40×60x19. needless to say, they weigh a ton!

one thing intresting about the project was the drawer dovetailing. since there are 20 drawer sides, i took all the sides and clamped them together. i then nailed a couple of spacer strips into the end to be cut. i then used the strips as a template and using a router, cut all 20 drawer sides at once. then i just made a template for the drawers fronts that matched up to the sides.

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#1 posted 09-08-2009 03:46 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#2 posted 09-08-2009 01:45 PM

I’m a big fan of Oak and these look super!! I can well believe how much they weigh, but that just shows how solidly constructed they are…Good thinking doing all the dovetails at once too, that had to save some time! Very handsome pieces! Looking forward to the rest of the set…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#3 posted 09-08-2009 02:05 PM

nice touch with the dovetail setup !
food for thought .
nice work ,

now to find bluto for the move !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 09-08-2009 03:19 PM

They came out great.

Good idea on the drawer sides.

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