Riley’s Dresser

Sorry for not posting in a while, but I’ve been busy working on a dresser for my daughter.  While she was little we have been using a small plastic dresser from Ikea.  She’s outgrown it and something had to be done about the mess that was spilling over into her room.

The dresser is pretty simple and made of pine.  Like most woodworkers, I’m sneaky and put a secret (not so secret anymore) compartment in one of the drawers.  I also posted my sketches and I’m more than happy to make the plans more detailed if anybody wants them.  For the most part the sketches are to a 1 inch scale.

I ended up using a lock joint on the drawers.  Likely should have done a dovetail, but I haven’t gotten the purchase approval for the dovetail jig that I’d like to buy.  Plus, this was a pretty simple dresser…dovetails may have been overkill.  It turned out pretty nice and matches the bed I made a few years ago.











One thought on “Riley’s Dresser

  1. Hi, Dave, nice job on the dresser. I noticed you on cnczone, and you use akak1656 as a name.

    Are you Acacia? 1656 makes for a large old chapter? Indiana?

    Mike O

    RPI – 256

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