"Victorian Style Dresser"

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 06-28-2010 12:56 AM 6940 views 10 times favorited 53 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Lumberjocks, I haven’t been around lately, I’ve been crazy busy.

I just finished up with the dresser and night stand. Now I’m working on the bed. It has a lot of carving on it, I should be done in a couple of months.

The Dresser size is 40” tall x 25 1/4” deep x 74 1/2” long.

It’s made out of solid cherry And cherry veneer core plywood. The drawers are out of solid maple.

It took me approximately 200 hours to carve, build & finish the dresser. Thanks for looking.



-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 06-28-2010 01:00 AM

Fantastic job. Easy to see why you are so busy.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#2 posted 06-28-2010 01:02 AM

Awesome work Dennis!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#3 posted 06-28-2010 01:06 AM

Fantastic work! Impressive as always.
Can’t wait to see the bed.

-- -- Mike

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#4 posted 06-28-2010 01:06 AM

wow … awesome project Buddy, bet you are feeling good right now

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

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 01:21 AM

beautiful. cant wait to see the bed.

-- jesse

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 01:35 AM

This is amazing Dennis fantastic job


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#7 posted 06-28-2010 01:41 AM

Exquisite detail and design. Outstanding craftsmanship and impressive build! You are a true inspiration to me. You are truly blessed with a God given talent. TOM

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 06-28-2010 01:41 AM

Whoa. What a piece!!!

I will be completely honest – I got a bed set with a drawer like that (intended for jewelry, etc). Never use it. First, I am not a big jewels person. Second, if I were I would not keep it in a place easily exposed to robbery. Any next clients you should steer them away from such stuff.

Stiill, a wonderful piece. Only 200 hours of carving? You are fast!

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#9 posted 06-28-2010 01:53 AM

Hey Dennis – Good to see your taking on easier projects!!!!!!!! LOL What a piece, really beautiful and such excellent work. Way to go.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 06-28-2010 01:58 AM

Crazy busy is good….and we can see why. Beautiful dresser. Not my style and probably bigger than my bedroom but it’s good to know you have work you enjoy and clients who appreciate talent and beautiful pieces.

Mtkate – maybe those cubby holes are for socks and underwear ?? :) or woodworking tools? oh, wait, if it was for woodworking tools, then it should be locked up for sure!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#11 posted 06-28-2010 02:02 AM

Incredible Craftsmanship, Dennis…
Your standards of excellence inspire me to, at least, dream…

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

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#12 posted 06-28-2010 02:09 AM

Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous! A lot of planning went into this piece and the time and craftsmanship show in the results.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#13 posted 06-28-2010 02:13 AM

Dennis, thank you for doing such wonderful work and inspiring us all to be just a little bit better.

-- Whatever

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#14 posted 06-28-2010 02:28 AM

Dennis that is some incredible craftsmanship. What a beautiful piece.

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#15 posted 06-28-2010 02:33 AM

I love how you did the compartments in the top drawers. Excellent craftsmanship Dennis!!


-- Robin Renee'

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