Wood And Materials Used
White Oak, 1/2 Birch Ply, 3/4 Birch Ply
The whole shebang
The last dresser I had to build, I hope! Bought a pile of white oak from a heavy equipment company that cut it for trailer boards. Paid $100 for around 170 bf. It certainly isn't the prettiest white oak you'll see but I couldn't pass it up. Internal structure is 3/4 ply with sliding dovetails, glued of first inch and the rest left floating to allow for movement. Drawer boxes are 1/2" birch ply. Finish is Rubio Monocoat cotton white. Could have done a darker finish to hide some of the imperfections of the cheaper lumber but it needed to be light color for my daughters room. After putting all this work into it and seeing how good the cotton white looks on the white oak, I kind of wish I had spent the grand and got some nice quarter sawn lumber but oh well, the client is happy as you can see in the corner there.