Furniture Project Building A Dresser Can Be A Challenging Undertaking If Only Because Of The Numerous Pieces And The Variety Of Joinery Techniques Involved However If You Take It One Joint At A Time It S A Relatively Straightforward Project Within The Scope Of Any Woodworker With Intermediate Level Skills
Furniture project building a dresser can be a challenging undertaking if only because of the numerous pieces and the variety of joinery techniques involved however if you take it one joint at a time it s a relatively straightforward project within the scope of any woodworker with intermediate level skills is post about Magazine bookmarked by kirk with ID 13273412970 was uploaded on 14-02-2019 and has been viewed 105,151 times.
Heirloom Dresser Illustration by James Provost Supply Checklist:5 BF 8/4, 2 BF 6/4, 18BF 5/4, 24 BF 4/4, 2 BF 3/4 cherry lumber24 BF 4/4, 25 BF 3/4 yellow birch lumberTwo sheets 6mm plyThee quarter sheet of 12mm plyEight 18" drawer slidesFinishSome Design ConsiderationsWhen I set out to build this dresser, there were two things I wanted to achieve.
First, I wanted to provide for plenty of storage while retaining pleasing proportions.To achieve this I incorporated fewer, yet larger drawers than is typical for similar sized dressers, and I used the Golden Ratio to establish the drawer sizes so they would appear balanced.
Second, as with all my projects, I wanted this to be an heirloom piece that would last for generations.I chose to use materials of the highest quality, incorporating proven joinery and taking the utmost care in assembling the project.
However, I departed from tradition on a few points.I used full-extension, self-closing drawer slides rather than wood-on-wood slides.Metal slides are very reliable and the style I chose stay unobtrusively hidden underneath the drawers.
If you elect to use different slides, you may need to adjust the drawer box dimensions accordingly.I also used a water-based finish,...