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Mike Harris
12-08-2003, 7:37 PM
Evening All

Well I was off work last week and got a good start on my Daughter's bedroom set.

Here's a front view, The front is quarter sawn red oak.

<img src ="http://www.woodshopphotos.com/albums/Mike-Harriss-Woodworking-Stuff/DSCF0048.jpg">

Leg detail, shows the rays of the 8/4 quarter sawn red oak. Man, it wasn't easy to find and expensive.

<img src ="http://www.woodshopphotos.com/albums/Mike-Harriss-Woodworking-Stuff/DSCF0052.jpg">



All the dust frames and drawer dividers are assembled using sliding dovetails. Another learning experience.

<img src ="http://www.woodshopphotos.com/albums/Mike-Harriss-Woodworking-Stuff/DSCF0054.jpg">



Side view with a raised panel.

<img src ="http://www.woodshopphotos.com/albums/Mike-Harriss-Woodworking-Stuff/DSCF0049.jpg">



Rear view using frame and panel construction.

<img src ="http://www.woodshopphotos.com/albums/Mike-Harriss-Woodworking-Stuff/DSCF0057.jpg">



Finished and attached the top today and started the 3-wing mirror. Next will be the hand cut dovetails drawers.

I was planning on using walnut for the drawer fronts and aromic cedar for the drawer bottoms.

Thanks for looking
Mike


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Bud North NJ
12-08-2003, 7:45 PM
Very impressive Mike.
Real nice job.

Dick Parr
12-08-2003, 8:46 PM
That is going to be beautiful when it is complete.

Jim Young
12-08-2003, 9:27 PM
Looks pretty good. Is that snow outside?

Mike Harris
12-08-2003, 9:57 PM
Yup!!! It's Snow, not much left now.

Don Abele
12-08-2003, 10:45 PM
Mike, that's beautiful. She's going to love it. I've never built anything quite that big. A question though. It appears to be about 5 feet wide. How thick is that bottom rail? It appears light (which is really nice aesthetically) and in my inexperience, I would be afraid of it breaking under fully loaded drawers. A little education in dresser construction for me maybe? :D Thanks for sharing.

Be well,

Doc

Von Bickley
12-08-2003, 10:55 PM
Mike,
Great looking dresser with great detail. That QS oak is really looking good. Thanks for posting the pictures.

Mike Harris
12-08-2003, 10:59 PM
Mike, that's beautiful. She's going to love it. I've never built anything quite that big. A question though. It appears to be about 5 feet wide. How thick is that bottom rail? It appears light (which is really nice aesthetically) and in my inexperience, I would be afraid of it breaking under fully loaded drawers. A little education in dresser construction for me maybe? :D Thanks for sharing.

Be well,

Doc


Hi Don

The bottom rail is 2" thick, along with the dust frames and the strength the back adds, I wouldn't have problems parking my F-150 on top of it.

Mike

Mike Harris
12-08-2003, 11:05 PM
Hi Don

The bottom rail is 2" thick, along with the dust frames and the strength the back adds, I wouldn't have problems parking my F-150 on top of it.

Mike


Ooops it's 1 1/2" thick not 2", still not concerned about strength though.

Jim Becker
12-08-2003, 11:41 PM
Great joinery and I love the flared legs! That's going to be a beauty and your daughter should be very proud. 'Can't wait to see the finished piece once you get there!

Mike Evertsen
12-09-2003, 1:48 AM
nice dresser I like the raised panel sides,,,,,,,my lcd screen is shot so I can't see pictures real good,,,(this is not good between my tired eyes and a bad LCD) but what I could see it looks great,,,,,