Gentlemen’s Dresser

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Project by Mark posted 05-24-2019 02:39 PM 556 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of the Gentlemen’s dresser featured in Woodsmith magazine #219.
Solid Cherry except for the drawer sides (Maple) and the drawer bottoms (1/4” ply). It features
an 1-1/8” bread board end top, rabbated 1/2 blind dove tailes on the drawers, solid wood
panels and Walnut pegs. Hardware by L/V. Sanded to 320G. 2 coats of Minwax Teak oil and 3 coats of water
born Varathane . I did add an extra coat on the top and the shelves.
I originally had 4 adjustable shelves but the cavity seemed pretty crowded.
I was going to stop with this project but I think I need to add a blanket chest, but I’ll
leave that as a winter project.

-- Mark

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#1 posted 05-24-2019 02:47 PM

Beautiful, Mark! Going on my fav’s list. You did a great job on it.

-- Pete

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#2 posted 05-24-2019 03:17 PM

Looking good! This was one of the better designs to come out of the Woodsmith Shop, and your version is a winner too.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 05-24-2019 04:39 PM

Looks great. In practice how do you like the mix of open shelving and drawers? I’m having a hard time imagining how I’d use it in my home. Excellent work.

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#4 posted 05-24-2019 05:50 PM

that came out real nice.great job on the dovetails,and nice fit and finish.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Mark Wilson

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#5 posted 05-24-2019 06:49 PM

Oh, to have the space and talent to build furniture.

That’s excellent.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 05-24-2019 07:06 PM

Mark, congratulations on the DT3! It is well deserved for a beautifully executed piece.

-- Art

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#7 posted 05-24-2019 07:21 PM

Mark, Great piece of furniture.
Was looking at your other projects and I’m impressed.
How did you attach the Mullions?

-- James E McIntyre

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#8 posted 05-24-2019 09:48 PM

Beautiful job! I like the design and your attention to detail is very evident! Thanks for sharing!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#9 posted 05-24-2019 10:03 PM

Nice chest, congrats on your 3.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 05-24-2019 10:47 PM

That is a real beauty Mark, well done on top 3, sure deserves it. Lot of work with the details with excellent results.
Well done Mark, look forward to the blanket chest.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#11 posted 05-24-2019 11:24 PM

Very fine workmanship.

-- Gary, Florida

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#12 posted 05-25-2019 12:51 AM


-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#13 posted 05-25-2019 01:13 AM

Thank you for the kind words gents. Granted. Clothing and that kind of thing goes in the bottom 2 drawers. Stapler, paper clips, basic crap goes in the top drawer. Maps, books not common items go on the shelves. Kinda works out ok. James. We call ‘em mutton bars up here.

-- Mark

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#14 posted 05-25-2019 03:16 AM

Sorry James. I ment to up load a couple of pics but they didn’t make it. Let’s try this again.

-- Mark

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#15 posted 05-25-2019 11:01 AM

Fine work, a handsome looking piece.
Donald, Florida

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