Cherry Dresser

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Project by mwill87428 posted 04-08-2019 11:49 PM 1370 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a dresser that I built from a picture my wife selected from Fine Woodworking Magazine #254 in the Gallery. I made a few changes to the original but it looks fairly similar. It is constructed from Cherry with Poplar as a secondary for all the internal components in the cabinet, drawer sides etc. There are 110 mortise and tenon joints in the cabinet and the ones in the main frame are pinned with walnut dowels. I also made some stainless-steel booties for the ends of the legs. It took me about 2 months to complete the construction in early 2018. I just got back into it and did the finishing this month. Ready to go into the house, finally.

-- Max

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#1 posted 04-09-2019 12:09 AM

Fantastic detail, there are so many things to like about it from the asymmetrical design to the hardware. Just a wonderful project.

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#2 posted 04-09-2019 12:15 AM

Beautiful piece!!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 04-09-2019 12:35 AM

Absolutely fantastic love the style.

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#4 posted 04-09-2019 12:56 AM

I love it—really well done! It looks like a thoughtful and well executed combination of Tansu, Shaker, and Mission (drawer pulls) styles. This is truly an heirloom project. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 04-09-2019 01:05 AM

Quite beautiful. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 04-09-2019 01:33 AM

Absolutely beautiful – nothing less

-- 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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#7 posted 04-09-2019 02:41 AM

Wow. Very nuce.

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#8 posted 04-09-2019 11:49 AM

Wow. That’s a nice piece. I like the stepped design.

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#9 posted 04-09-2019 11:51 AM

A ton of really good work!

-- Petey

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#10 posted 04-09-2019 12:14 PM

Excellent craftsmanship! That’s a beautiful piece of furniture.

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#11 posted 04-09-2019 12:36 PM

A visually interesting piece and great execution. I like it a lot.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#12 posted 04-09-2019 01:14 PM

Very nice job. This piece speaks volumes about your talent. Keep it up.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#13 posted 04-09-2019 01:33 PM

Stunning design and implementation.

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#14 posted 04-09-2019 01:51 PM

nice craftsmanship,fit and finish are the design and hardware used,wifes gotta be happy with the results.great job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#15 posted 04-09-2019 06:24 PM

Wow! That is some great work there. Nice job

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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