Dresser and Night Stand

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Project by Ian_S posted 01-27-2011 09:23 PM 1670 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first commission I received when I began my attempt to build furniture for a living. The dresser and stand are based on my tool box, raised panel walnut case, cherry drawer fronts, hand cut dovetail joinery.

-- Ian, NY

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#1 posted 01-27-2011 09:41 PM

really nice. i quite like the simplicity yet the amount of detail put into it!

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#2 posted 01-27-2011 09:43 PM

great design and choice of woods.

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#3 posted 01-27-2011 10:27 PM

Very nice work. Can’t wait to be done building my bench so I can build something with dovetails.

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#4 posted 01-27-2011 10:29 PM

Beautiful work. I love the match of colors.

Question for you … because I don’t know the answer: the bases of your DTs look awfully skinny to me. Was that the goal, and … do you think there’s any risk, there, of them being a bit weak ?

Really nice looking projects :-)

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 01-27-2011 10:57 PM

beautiful work. Keep it up and good luck in your business

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#6 posted 01-28-2011 06:55 AM

Sweet. You make the hard stuff look easy. Inset drawers with perfect gaps and nice tight dovetails.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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#7 posted 01-28-2011 05:08 PM

I love the contrast in woods this is really warm and inviting.

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#8 posted 01-28-2011 05:16 PM

Nice dresser and night stand.

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#9 posted 01-29-2011 06:14 AM

The bases are made from 8/4. Most of the thickness is under the case. The rounded edge protrudes out from the case 1” to match the top. On this piece I wanted the Cherry drawer fronts to be the focal point.

Thanks for all the comments!

-- Ian, NY

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#10 posted 01-30-2011 06:28 AM

excellent job nice contrast and even grain lines. paying attention to details like that makes the difference. as they say the devil is in the details and so is the saving grace

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#11 posted 01-30-2011 06:51 AM

Very nice work Ian,very good workmanship and super selection of wood.

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