Construction lumber dresser

  • Advertise with us
Project by Indy posted 08-12-2017 12:32 PM 1753 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The requirements were simple with this project.
Materials had to be cheap.
Construction relatively quick.
And yet still be built to last and somewhat aesthetically pleasing.

The project it built with 2×10s from the local box store. I found these boards after they were ripped and planned to be the best quality.
The top is attached to allow for movement, and the side panels are tongue and groove to also allow for the inevitable shrinkage that comes with this kind of wood.

All joints are floating tenons and everything is painted with chalk paint and an oil topcoat.

Hopefully it lasts
Thanks for looking

-- Lee

10 comments so far

View  woodshaver Tony C   's profile

woodshaver Tony C

7561 posts in 4152 days

#1 posted 08-12-2017 12:57 PM

Sometimes construction grade wood fits the bill. I believe that floating tendons are equally as strong as non floating tendons provided you have a snug fit and use a good quality glue. The dresser looks good and should serve the user well. Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 3665 days

#2 posted 08-12-2017 02:43 PM

Lee, this is a real beauty. You have done a very nice job on this dresser.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View GR8HUNTER's profile


7643 posts in 1511 days

#3 posted 08-12-2017 02:56 PM


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

View michelletwo's profile


2783 posts in 3814 days

#4 posted 08-12-2017 04:54 PM

great color …I too would worry about the moisture level. Fingers crossed

View a1Jim's profile


118075 posts in 4376 days

#5 posted 08-12-2017 06:19 PM

Looks good, but it could give you problems if not kiln dried. Good Luck I hope you don’t have problems,


View oldrivers's profile (online now)


2232 posts in 2365 days

#6 posted 08-13-2017 11:15 AM

You did well, Great Job!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

View Gilley23's profile


489 posts in 1181 days

#7 posted 08-14-2017 01:09 PM

That looks great! Keep us posted on how it keeps in keepin on.

View TechTeacher04's profile


447 posts in 2330 days

#8 posted 08-14-2017 03:24 PM

Very nice, what method did you use to cut your mortises? Thanks

View MT_Stringer's profile


3183 posts in 4030 days

#9 posted 08-14-2017 03:53 PM

Nice looking dresser. If you search Lumberjocks for “pictures” you will get a lot of results of pictures posting sideways and how to fix them.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

View mcoyfrog's profile


4757 posts in 4393 days

#10 posted 04-22-2018 03:12 AM

Great piece

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics