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Carcass and Drawer fronts are Cherry. Mitered corners on top and side with dominos. Internal structure is 3/4 plywood fitted into the carcass with sliding dovetails. I glued the first inch of the dovetail to hold it in place and left the rest floating to allow for seasonal movement of the carcass. I could have done better with the drawer fronts. I wanted grain matching so I made a big panel and cut it up to make the fronts. I should have picked boards that were wide enough to span the height of the drawers and just split them accordingly. That's the main thing I learned from this project. Drawer boxes are 1/2" birch ply. Finish is Rubio Pure, my absolute favorite finish. Next project is another dresser but a little shorter and 2' wider out of white oak, going to be another long one. I would like an alternative to attaching the inner structure to the carcass on the next one other than sliding dovetails, any ideas are welcome. Thanks for looking, critiques welcome as well, still learning!

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the grain flow on the front is beautiful, awesome job
 

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a beautiful build but that front is nothing less than dynamite ! Golly is that nice.
 

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Looks great to me. The seams in the wood are small enough and the coloring is close enough that I wouldn’t have paid any attention to it personally. It looks nice to me and will hopefully last a lifetime
 

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Wonderful piece. Nicely done and as all have noticed the grain on the front is outstanding.
 

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Nice piece - it's been said, but the grain on the front is first class!
 

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I think there's something to be said for your approach to continuous grain on the front. I've used it myself in the past. I'm not sure how much would have been gained by limiting yourself to one board per drawer row. You've got some striking grain there. Well done.
 

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Thank you all for the kind words. Pretty proud of this one. Hope the next one turns out this good, my daughter is much harder to please than my son. Ready to be done with dressers and moved on to matching nightstands.
 

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Very nicely done. The drawerfronts are pretty amazing.
 

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I'm having a hard time seeing any inconsistency in the drawer fronts. The color and finish are amazing.
Well done.
 
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