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Project by Paul Mayer posted 02-24-2020 03:02 PM 686 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this to match a low double wide version that I built for her a few years ago (the last picture is the low dresser that I built first). Highlights of this project included the bun feet and the stacked molding. The stack of molding includes one part that was made on the router table, then some dentil molding, and the top layer is some crown molding that I milled on a Woodmaster 718.

-- Paul Mayer, http://youtube.com/c/toolmetrix





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#1 posted 02-24-2020 04:13 PM

Very nice, do you have any pictures showing drawers?

-- Ty

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Paul Mayer

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#2 posted 02-24-2020 04:20 PM

Thanks, Ty. I didn’t take any, because I get blasted by purists when I show how I make drawers. Here’s my confession; I use locking rabbets, Baltic birch plywood, and ball bearing KV slides. This approach is not consistent with a classic French Provincial dresser design, but this style drawer is so forgiving to build and install, and the slides work so nice, that I have built most of my dresser drawers this way.

-- Paul Mayer, http://youtube.com/c/toolmetrix

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#3 posted 02-24-2020 04:31 PM



Thanks, Ty. I didn t take any, because I get blasted by purists when I show how I make drawers. Here s my confession; I use locking rabbets, Baltic birch plywood, and ball bearing KV slides. This approach is not consistent with a classic French Provincial dresser design, but this style drawer is so forgiving to build and install, and the slides work so nice, that I have built most of my dresser drawers this way.

- Paul Mayer

well Paul, I’d be happy to send you a bag full of thicker skin ‘cause I managed to gather a lot of it. That aside, as long as you are happy with the end result of however you get it done then that is the end.
Both pieces are great and I really like the feet

-- 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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#4 posted 02-24-2020 05:14 PM

Thanks, Dick. It’s not that I lack thick skin (I’m a YouTuber; if I had thin skin before, it’s thick now), but the internal drawer design doesn’t add much to the aesthetic of the piece, so it’s not worth the lightning rod effect or debate that it can bring. I don’t feel a need to apologize for the drawers; my wife loves them, and I gave her the choice. I’ve built lots of custom-fit hand-cut dovetail drawers, and still do build them for certain projects where I feel it is appropriate. But for drawers that get opened and closed multiple times daily, and where full extension is a great luxury, I prefer to build them the way that I did on this project.

I appreciate the offer for a bag of thick skin, though! :)

-- Paul Mayer, http://youtube.com/c/toolmetrix

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#5 posted 02-24-2020 05:29 PM

Great looking dresser. Sounds like a very practical drawer solution. Our amish built bedroom set has similar soft close drawer slides that we really enjoy.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#6 posted 02-24-2020 05:40 PM

That’s really fantastic looking.

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#7 posted 02-24-2020 05:54 PM

Very nice, Cherry is one of my favorite woods. You did a beautiful job!

-- Rich

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#8 posted 02-24-2020 08:20 PM

Beautiful work Ty!

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Paul Mayer

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#9 posted 02-24-2020 10:07 PM

Thanks! I appreciate all the kind words, guys. Socrbent, I’m glad to hear that the Amish are running with this approach.

-- Paul Mayer, http://youtube.com/c/toolmetrix

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#10 posted 02-25-2020 01:02 AM

Beautiful job Paul. Dentil molding is really eye catching especially paired with the rest of your stack. Overall a great looking piece.

-- AJ

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#11 posted 02-25-2020 02:45 AM

No judgement here. I think the dresser turned out great.
Drawers have always been my least favorite part of a project. Maybe that is why I love to see when someone takes the time to hand cut dovetails.
But seriously, I love the cherry

-- Ty

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swirt

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#12 posted 02-25-2020 02:50 AM

Really nice. I like both the proportions of the piece and I like the feet

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

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#13 posted 02-25-2020 12:08 PM

Beautiful work. I like the Design and the Materials.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#14 posted 02-25-2020 01:32 PM

Lovely! Cherry is my favorite wood for dressers.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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Paul Mayer

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#15 posted 02-25-2020 07:40 PM

Thanks, guys! Really appreciate the kind words. Cheers, Paul

-- Paul Mayer, http://youtube.com/c/toolmetrix

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