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Project by Jeremymcon posted 06-20-2019 05:19 PM 753 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I are expecting our first child any day now, so I’m happy to finally have this dresser done! It will be for my daughter, and will also serve as a changing table for her.

I’ve been working on it for about 3 months in my mostly hand tool shop (plus bandsaw, planer, drill press), and incorporated hand cut dovetails, beaded drawer slips, frame and panel construction with a rabbeted raised panel, turned and threaded shaker knobs, all solid wood construction, and a hidden drawer for my daughter to discover and hide some little treasures in!

I’m so happy with this piece! The drawers slide nicely, the walnut just glows. It is by far my most complicated project to date, and maybe my finest as well.





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sras

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#1 posted 06-20-2019 07:14 PM

That turned out great! I must be a woodworker, because with all the great work here I am most intrigued by those threaded knobs! Your daughter will love and use this for years and years.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Jeremymcon

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#2 posted 06-20-2019 09:23 PM



That turned out great! I must be a woodworker, because with all the great work here I am most intrigued by those threaded knobs! Your daughter will love and use this for years and years.

- sras


Thanks!

And about the threaded knobs – I know! I don’t know what it is about wooden threads, but I just think they’re so cool. I have threading kits in 3 sizes now, and am always looking for ways to incorporate them into my work. My workbench has a 1 1/2” wooden screw for the tail vise, and I’ve made some shaker peg rails with threaded pegs too, which I think is a great solution to those glued in pegs that almost always come loose.

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swirt

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#3 posted 06-21-2019 01:45 AM

Congratulations on the inbound child and nice work on the dresser.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 06-21-2019 11:35 AM

Nice work! I too love the threaded knobs!

-- Petey

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#5 posted 06-21-2019 02:47 PM

Beautiful piece and congratulations. Those drawers are something!

-- Pax - Maryland

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Jeremymcon

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#6 posted 06-21-2019 03:11 PM



Congratulations on the inbound child and nice work on the dresser.

- swirt

Thanks! She’s still not here, but it should be any day now.

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Jeremymcon

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#7 posted 06-21-2019 03:15 PM



Beautiful piece and congratulations. Those drawers are something!

- PaxJen

Thanks paxjen. The beaded drawer slips and irregular dovetails were small details that I thought would really help make the dresser unique. Also the drawer slips are supposed to help with the longevity of the drawers and slides be providing more bearing surface for the drawers to slide on. This thing should last my daughter her entire life if she wants to keep it that long.

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Ottacat

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#8 posted 06-21-2019 03:18 PM

Beautiful looking dresser, I love walnut when it comes out like that. I’m sure this will have a long, heirloom life.

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PPK

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#9 posted 06-21-2019 03:24 PM

Really great project! I’m very impressed with the construction. I’m not quite sure I understand how the hidden drawer fits in, but I can only imagine how excited a child would be to find it!

Makes me want to build a dresser just like this!

-- Pete

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Jeremymcon

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#10 posted 06-21-2019 03:34 PM



Beautiful looking dresser, I love walnut when it comes out like that. I m sure this will have a long, heirloom life.

- Ottacat

This walnut is just gorgeous too! It just glows under the finish I used. I don’t think the pictures quite capture it, actually.

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Jeremymcon

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#11 posted 06-21-2019 03:35 PM



Really great project! I m very impressed with the construction. I m not quite sure I understand how the hidden drawer fits in, but I can only imagine how excited a child would be to find it!

Makes me want to build a dresser just like this!

- PPK

The hidden drawer has that channel in the sides, and I screwed two L-shaped runners under the top that the drawer hangs on.

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Zonker

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#12 posted 06-22-2019 07:38 PM

Beautiful work. It’s going to be one of those pieces that you just look at for long periods because it just calls your eye to it.

-- Larry A. - I've made a small fortune with my woodworking. The trouble is, I started with a large fortune.

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Jeremymcon

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#13 posted 06-23-2019 01:48 AM

Thanks Zonker! I’ve definitely been staring at it a lot. And opening and closing the drawers.

Do you fly fish, btw? Your username is the name of a fly pattern I sometimes fish.

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