Small Dresser

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Project by bladeburner posted 12-13-2009 03:11 AM 1975 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small dresser for grandson. My design, borrowed liberally from thousands of others very similar!

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John Stegall

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#1 posted 12-13-2009 03:50 AM

Very nice! Is that a Router Boss or Wood Rat in the background of pix # 3? Looks more like the rat. Did you use it to cut your dovetails on the drawers?

-- jstegall

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#2 posted 12-13-2009 04:16 AM

Thx, and yes it’s an older Woodrat. I do use it for most DT drawers especially when I want a fine look. I just took a re-look at that pic and remembered that I cut the top drawers with a Leigh Super that I had just won, from American Woodworker. The sliding DTs on the web frames were on the rat too.

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matt garcia

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#3 posted 12-13-2009 04:23 AM

Very nice construction!! Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 12-13-2009 04:41 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 12-13-2009 05:07 AM

great photos … have a fun angle to them…I like the style, especially the big dovetails.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 12-13-2009 05:56 AM

John, nice looking dresser, like the look of the dovetail on the two bottom draws. If i could offer any critique it would be on the sides, normally i wouldn’t expect to see mitered corners on the side nor the round edges for the interior panels just my o2 cents. But looks great never the less. Took a look at your other projects, well done.

I would also consider the draw face grain patterns for the top two draws, to really make the dresser come together and provide a focal point of interest with a more lively and consistent grain pattern.

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#7 posted 12-13-2009 06:57 AM

some day when I grow up, i’m going to make furniture that nice…..great work.

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#8 posted 12-13-2009 07:33 AM

Looks great nice work.


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#9 posted 12-13-2009 03:10 PM

Just looked at the pic again and yes the top drawers are reversed in the pic. I’m pretty sure I swapped them back before delivery. The mitered rail/stile effect was to try and match the headboard I built the year before. It actually doesn’t jump out at the viewer when the 2 pieces are together. Sorry, no pic, it was pre-digital camera.
Thx for all of your kind comments.

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#10 posted 12-13-2009 05:25 PM

Great looking wood. Unbelievable craftsmanship! Great seeing your work…............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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