High School dresser

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Project by contrastedbeauty posted 05-21-2010 11:59 PM 1699 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am currently a senior in high school and this dresser was built a year ago for myself. My school has a creative arts fair that always has nice furniture in it. There is a special award usually given to a hard working senior with nice work called the silver hammer. I won it as a junior with this dresser and I won it this year becoming the first person ever in my school to win it twice. I built this dresser out of alder (legs, sides, and top) and soft wormy maple (drawer fronts and bread board edge on top). It took me about a month and a half to complete. Finished with lacquer. The drawers are made out of thin alder with cedar bottoms and dovetails. Legs are curved on one side. Drawer pulls are made out of alder and mitered and beveled. Hope you guys enjoy it!

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#1 posted 05-22-2010 12:12 AM

very nice! I love the subtle contrast between the two woods, and the simple and straightforward design.

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#2 posted 05-22-2010 12:15 AM

Another Beauty! And, another well deserved award. You have a brilliant future. I am looking forward to seeimg more of your work.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-22-2010 12:22 AM

Excellent job ! Keep up the great work and welcome to LJs : )

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#4 posted 05-22-2010 01:10 AM

Welcome to LJs
This ia a fantastic high school project great job.


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#5 posted 05-22-2010 01:55 AM

I love it
great design and great execution

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#6 posted 05-22-2010 03:10 AM

Super! I like the graceful leg tapers, and the contrasting wood choices! Beautiful!


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#7 posted 09-19-2010 05:06 PM

And the winner is….............................. :)

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#8 posted 09-19-2010 05:17 PM

Very nice looking! Good work.

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