stack of wood dresser

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Project by tomsteve posted 01-26-2018 02:23 PM 2758 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my son asked me if i could build him a dresser. i had always wanted to chisel out a stack of lumber!

i found 2 more picture from different angles. sorry for the bad photography- i fired myself from that position. :)

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#1 posted 01-26-2018 02:35 PM

Very cool idea, looks great.

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#2 posted 01-26-2018 02:51 PM

Now that’s ¬†pretty cool. I love it!

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#3 posted 01-26-2018 03:11 PM

Tom, That is flat outstanding. A total surprise!

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#4 posted 01-26-2018 05:09 PM

THAT is creativity! It is flat out awesome.

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#5 posted 01-26-2018 05:20 PM


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#6 posted 01-26-2018 05:51 PM

thanks,all. a helluva a lot of work cutting all the pieces for the drawer fronts and glueing/nailing them all on. about drove me bonkers trying to remember the pattern.

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#7 posted 01-26-2018 05:58 PM

Very Interesting!!!

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#8 posted 01-26-2018 07:24 PM

A great piece of art that is also functional – the best of both worlds. Thanks for posting.

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#9 posted 01-26-2018 09:14 PM

oh my golly – that is cool

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#10 posted 01-26-2018 09:15 PM

I’ve had an idea like this running in my mind for a few years. You may have inspired me to finally act on it.
Is it as heavy as one would think with the perimeter being solid wood?
Is your built as 3 different pieces and then stacked on top of each other? I’m trying to figure out what the lines in the side are about. The front drawers are sure hidden nicely…....don’t see those separations at all.
I was thinking about random lengths sticking off the drawer so there would be less of a pattern but I think I like your idea better of just 2 sizes alternated.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#11 posted 01-26-2018 10:20 PM

ohwoodeye, it is quite heavy.the top is also solid. its all one solid dresser-not 3 pieces stacked. the gaps in the sides that you are seeing- i set up the sides to have the gaps to look like gaps made by stickers.i lined them up with the drawer tops and bottoms.i felt an additional gap near the top drawer wouldnt look right.
i was going to go with many random lengths, but decided to KISS this one. the cool thing is that with the drawer runners waxed it didnt need any handles to pull the drawers out.

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#12 posted 01-27-2018 04:34 AM

Extremely cool looking masterpiece!

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#13 posted 01-27-2018 05:04 AM

We need to know more about this !

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#14 posted 01-27-2018 10:01 AM

I was thinking about doing one of the walls in my shop like this…thought it would be super cool.


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#15 posted 01-27-2018 01:29 PM

That’s great! Super creative.

-- Kayvon

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