Daughters Dresser

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Project by TaybulSawz posted 07-22-2020 02:07 AM 1138 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter asked me to make this but wanted it 3 drawers wide!! 8’
The mfg sells the 6 ft one for $9,000.
I made this from cabinet grade Blondewood plywood with a solid maple base. Total costs for materials
$400. Finished with NATURAL Monokote. She is thrilled!

-- Still got all my Fingers!!!

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#1 posted 07-22-2020 01:52 PM

9000 sounds like a bargain but ill take yours instead.nice job and looks as good or better.

-- 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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#2 posted 07-22-2020 03:41 PM

So yours is the one on it’s side? I got a stiff neck, so I gave it a little push. Didn’t sound like anything broke, when it landed. :-)

Looking at both I think I like the 2 drawer, but you know what they say about necessity. At 9 grand, did the other one have electronic openers on the drawers or something? Looks like you did a reasonable copy though, probably actually made better.

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#3 posted 07-22-2020 04:21 PM

I like it better than the original. The handles you put on make it look nicer.

Also, who needs the golden ratio, all the same size looks great.

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 07-22-2020 08:12 PM

Any carcass shots?
What did you do for drawer slides or just riding on an apron etc.
One handle in the middle… the drawers tweak side to side at all when you open it?
When is she going to pay you the additional $8,600? Plus another $2,000 for the additional 2’ of material.

-- "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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#5 posted 07-29-2020 04:21 AM

Sweet, A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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