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Catherine's walnut dresser

author-gravatar rblehoucq Sep 08, 2019
  • 46" high, 35" wide and 17" deep, five drawer solid walnut dresser.
  • Frame and (floating) panel construction
  • Legs 1 5/8" thick, milled from 8/4 stock.
  • Mortise and tenon for legs, rails (and stile in the back)
  • 1/2" baltic birch plywood beneath the top and below the bottom drawer to help square up the frame and increase stability.
  • Drawers are staggered in height from 6.5" through 8.5", each 30" wide. Poplar boxes with pre-finished birch bottoms (5 mm).
  • Dovetail drawers at each corner, grass soft close undermount drawer slides. 
  • Washcoat of shellac and three coats of gel varnish

Some of the IG posts of the build are available at https://www.instagram.com/p/BzESBUUAMVA/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheethttps://www.instagram.com/p/Bws_tJkAdKT/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkhttps://www.instagram.com/p/Bw55YRKFk2T/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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Photo of Catherine's walnut dresser

Soft curve on the bottom apron; thinned out each leg at the bottom.

Photo of Catherine's walnut dresser
Photo of Catherine's walnut dresser

Cove at the bottom of dresser top to thin things a bit. Chamfer along the outside edge of each leg.

Photo of Catherine's walnut dresser
Photo of Catherine's walnut dresser
Photo of Catherine's walnut dresser
Photo of Catherine's walnut dresser

Drawer heights start at 6.5" and go to 8.5" (top to bottom). Drawers are have a gap of 1/16 on all four sides. 

2 comments

Beautiful dresser, Rich! I love the dovetails and the soft close slides are a nice touch! That walnut is stunning as well.

Thank you for sharing here on SimpleCove!

@Sean  said:

Beautiful dresser, Rich! I love the dovetails and the soft close slides are a nice touch! That walnut is stunning as well.

Thank you for sharing here on SimpleCove!

Thank you Sean and thank you for organizing a contest (a first for me). 

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