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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Orland Park, Illinois, USA

    Top Cabinet for the Dresser

    The bedroom furniture project is complete (except for the two long bed rails that will convert the crib to a full size bed .. but no rush for these). Nice little top cabinet that dresses up the dresser (in my opinion) and will give the grand daughter lots of room for the 'girly' stuff. This will replace the changing table that is currently sitting where the top cabinet is in these pics. For now, the top cabinet is on a dresser in another room waiting for her to rid the diaper routine.

    Wood: Jatoba and Walnut, MDF box/dividers, plywood back
    Construction: finger joints, biscuits, inlays, laminates, dados
    Finish: Danish Oil, 3 coats; General Finishes High Performance poly, 3 to 5 coats
    Glass top to come

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    Thanks for looking.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    I really like that!

    The walnut an jatoba complement each other well, and the proportions are perfect. Your granddaughter will cherish that for her whole life!

    Well done, sir!
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    A great finishing touch and good call on the glass top. Dressers have a way of getting all sorts of things dropped on them; change, keys, jewelry, etc. None of these thing is bad in itself but, I have a walnut side table that got a glass top too late to save it from a similar fate.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Gorgeous work all around, Robert.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Magnificent that's all I can say.

  6. #6
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    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon

    Well done, those go really nicely together great proportions and really fantastic workmanship.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Fantastic piece of furniture
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    WOW!!! I have a dresser that I am about one year away from building, and with your permission, I am changing my design following yours. It has an upper piece as yours but a 50" flat screen comes out of it. Love it and so well done!!!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Orland Park, Illinois, USA
    Thanks all. It has been lots of fun building all of this and even more fun seeing the grand daughter putting it to use, well just the crib for now.
    Tom, feel free to use as much of the design as you wish. Note, the drawer pulls were inspired and coached by Glenn B. Thank goodness I saw his chest before I started mine. I really like the look of these pulls.

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