My Daughter's Dresser

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Project by TheMilkman posted 10-29-2021 03:54 PM 946 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A long overdue dresser for my 6 year old daughter. Hopefully, it has enough capacity so I don’t have to listen to, “I don’t have anything to wear!”, when she’s a bit older.

Everything is [solid] Hard Maple with the exception of the drawer boxes (1/2” Maple Ply). The darker color is General Finishes Gray Gel Stain, and the lighter color is a mix of GFs gray and white gel stains. The top coat is GFs High Performance Satin, however the drawer boxes are finished with Minwax Wipe-on Poly. I had a bit of trouble deciding on the drawer pulls, but I found these at Lee Valley. In the end, she loved it which made daddy very happy.

Thanks for checking it out.

-- Todd, Ontario, CA

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#1 posted 10-29-2021 04:02 PM

VERY, VERY nice. She will enjoy for years to come. Maybe the grandkids will too.

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#2 posted 10-29-2021 04:14 PM

Super nice very clean look the gels mixed tone has that timeless look far superior to anything hosed with chemicals and sent down an assembly line good job best pay you can get is their joy

-- Ft Benning Ga school of infantry...its like any other school Except your on fire everything around you is burning and rangers are exercising the stank of civilian out of you

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#3 posted 10-29-2021 04:41 PM

very nice!

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#4 posted 10-29-2021 04:42 PM

beautiful i love the combination of stains,very sofisticated for a 6 yr old but will work well for her all the way to adult.

-- 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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#5 posted 10-29-2021 04:46 PM

Looks great Todd, your daughter will get many years of use from your handy work.


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#6 posted 10-29-2021 04:49 PM

Nice piece, I like the look you’ve chosen. It looks very high end.

-- "The Answer Is Blowin'n In The Wind" John D, OP, KS

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#7 posted 10-29-2021 04:53 PM

A long overdue dresser for my 6 year old daughter. Hopefully, it has enough capacity so I don t have to listen to, “I don t have anything to wear!”, when she s a bit older.

Think about it? Do you really want her to have to hand in her Girl card?

Great build Dad.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 10-29-2021 09:37 PM

Beautiful Chest. The drawer pulls and the color coordination is excellent. Good job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 10-29-2021 09:40 PM

Well done. This shows a high level of craftsmanship. What a treasure it will be… a family heirloom.

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “

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#10 posted 10-29-2021 10:01 PM

Very good looking dresser. Nice work on it!!!!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 10-30-2021 02:21 AM

Nice design. Very nice job. Like the drawer pulls you selected – works nicely with the overall look.

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#12 posted 10-30-2021 02:39 AM

Great looking design and color scheme. Well done.

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#13 posted 10-30-2021 08:53 AM

Looks like a Pro work to me. Well done!

-- Petey

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#14 posted 10-30-2021 03:07 PM

Outstanding- clean lines & all the details (colors, drawer pulls) work very well together.

Thanks for posting.

Bill in MI

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#15 posted 11-01-2021 09:56 AM

Nice job. It looks expensive.

-- “Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men! Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.” —Bertolt Brecht

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