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Project by mikeH posted 08-26-2006 06:14 PM 4293 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i made this dresser for my mom. the complete set includes a dresser, nightstand, bookcase, headboard, footboard, and armoire. i made this out of white oak and figured angre veneer. my mom gave me the basic size and style the she wanted. then i went from there and drew up some measured drawings. i did bent laminations for the top of the mirror and headboard and footboard. all the panels are bookmatched veneer. the frames for everything are mortis and tenon joints, the drawers are dovetailed with a leigh dovetail jig and the spacing is different for each size drawer. just looking for some feedback. i am new to the web

-- mjhaines

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#1 posted 08-27-2006 02:30 AM

Mike – Great bedroom set – veneer matching looks perfect

Cheers Mike

-- Mike, Maryland,

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 08-27-2006 07:17 PM

Very nice, & a beautiful job of veneering.

Also welcome to this forum, I’m a new member also.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 08-27-2006 10:28 PM

Mike you have talent. Your mother will be proud of her new dresser set. Hope to see more of your work.

-- doug, Hudson Florida, www. [email protected]

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Mark A. DeCou

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#4 posted 08-29-2006 09:05 PM

I think your ratings on this project are too low. Maybe it is your competitors that are rating it at this point. Don’t lose heart, a quality project like this is an heirloom that will surely out live you, being cherished by those that come after your mother to use it.

I like the details of the beads around your drawer and side panels, nice touch. If you want to, I would like to hear how this is done, as it is not obvious from your photos to learn how this is accomplished.

Did you make your own drawer boxes?

Your veneering work is wonderful. I look forward to seeing your next pieces.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#5 posted 08-30-2006 09:09 PM

hi mark
thank you for your comments. i made the drawers out of soft maple, and use a leigh dovetail jig so i could space the dovetails different for each size drawer. the beads around the panel and drawers are rather simple but time consuming. first i s4s the stock to size, then used a beading bit, to create a bullnose, then cut a rabbit to fit the panels. each piece is mitered.

i will post more pictures soon and of my shop.

not sure how to respond to each one individually, new to this

-- mjhaines

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Duane Kohles

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#6 posted 09-14-2006 04:57 PM

Very nice details in the beading and veneer work. I appreciate the details that don’t scream at you “HERE I AM”, rather they beg you to look closer.

Keep up the good work. Keeping the details consistent between pieces in a large set over a lengthy time is very diffucult, it looks like you did a great job there.

-- Duane Kohles

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 07-16-2007 01:47 AM

awesome work … excellent

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 07-16-2007 07:53 PM

Holy cow! Now THAT’S a dresser!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 07-16-2007 09:15 PM

Yah.. that’s a dresser—every area is taken to another level.. wonderful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#10 posted 11-06-2011 08:42 PM

very nice!

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Terry Thompson

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#11 posted 02-12-2017 04:50 PM

What a beautiful piece. Your mother will cherish this forever.

-- Terry, Virginia

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#12 posted 02-12-2017 08:40 PM

What a fine piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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