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Designing A New Dresser for Our New Son

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserA few months back, we learned that we were expecting our third child. My wife, the youngest of five kids, is adamant that this child have their very own crib and dresser. Who am I to argue? A couple weeks ago … Continue reading »

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Legs shaped, sides assembled and Ouch!

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserConstruction Begins… In between trips to the zoo, the Children’s Museum and backyard “play dates” with the kids, I’ve logged some decent shop time on this project the past couple weekends. Last weekend I dimensioned the lumber and assembled the two … Continue reading »

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Dead Flat

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserI love my “new” drum sander. I purchased the used machine for the purpose of sanding shop-cut veneers and inlay woods. However, with a 23-1/2″ capacity, it is capable of so much more. I first cut my teeth with this thing … Continue reading »

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Face Frame Installed

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserOK, so I “cheated.” I typically assemble face frames with pocket screws. It’s simple, fast and strong enough. Since this face frame is composed of 1″ x 3/4″ members, pocket screws seemed a bit weak to me — I’d only be … Continue reading »

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Filling in the Blanks

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserOne of my favorite features of the top, is actually technically a defect — a quarter-sized knot hole. While both my wife and I agreed that it added “character” to the top, I couldn’t simply leave it as it was; it … Continue reading »

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Gluing up the Carcass

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserThe Day Begins I started the day by marking out and cutting the slots for the biscuits into the inside faces of the sides and back. Following this, I decided to “rehearse” the glue up of the main carcass — the … Continue reading »

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Drawers

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserLabor Day weekend my wife took the kids up to the family cabin for a couple days. I spent most of this time in the shop working on the drawers. For this dresser I had designed the drawers with large through … Continue reading »

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Circus-themed Baby’s Room

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Boy's Cherry and Walnut Dresser

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Boy’s Cherry and Walnut DresserWith the days of (relative) sanity in our home rapidly coming to an end — the impending birth of our third child — I was eager to finish his bedroom. For our first child, I pulled out all the stops. With … Continue reading »

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