Dresser for my daughter

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Project by Mark3320 posted 02-25-2022 02:56 AM 464 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second dresser I have made for my daughters. It’s made from recycled oak and hickory. The black holes that you see are the bolt holes form a huge pallet I drug home. The top and bottom of the pallet were 2” x 6” net rough sawn oak and the stringers were 4”x8” it was almost enough to get through two dressers. I also had several hundred feet of 7/8” x 4”” net finished what I thought was oak. After I had it all milled up I realized that was hickory. Luckily a coat of watco stain was the great equalizer and it all passes for oak. You can see the hickory in the corner posts.
The sides are a 3/8” panel set in dados in the corner posts and the 5/4×2 horizontals. The horizontals are cut like a tendon so that the sides all stacked. The drawers are 1×8 white wood with dovetailed corners and dadoed in bottoms. The drawer slides are full extension ball bering 100# slides . The knobs my daughter picked out.
It’s stained with Watco dark walnut danish oil. The final finish is 3 coats of satin polyurethane.
Finished size is 18” deep, 36” wide and 54” tall. The top is an inch larger on 3 sides.
It’s been a lot of fun and hopefully it’s something she will hang onto and remember me.
Sorry the pictures are laying sideways.

-- So many great colors in woods and so little time.

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#1 posted 02-25-2022 03:05 AM

Real nice looking.

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#2 posted 02-28-2022 06:47 PM

Wow it’s great there lucky to get real crafted furnishings sure they will cherish for ever

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