In America terms like chest of drawers, dresser and lowboy get pretty loose. Although I present this as a 'Dresser', when I was growing up it was called a 'Lowboy'. Be that as it may . . . I have done these in cherry and mahogany; mine will be in walnut. It seems I've started a habit of making larger items for myself over the holidays. This works out as I can start and stop as events require. I imagine this will drag out well into next year as my projects always get lowest priority .
This is the general appearance, designed to match my bedroom line. I made the tall chest of drawers for myself back in 2011-12.
I use maple for the web frames. A stop block helps me make consistent length parts. The little short guy on the right in the right hand pic is a piece of cut-off scrap milled to the same dimensions that I will use as a dummy to setup for things like dados and half laps.
I use a stop block to get the dados for the verticals in a consistent spot as well.
The tenoning jig makes quick work of the half lap joints that I prefer for web frames. In the left hand pic you see the dummy block being used as a backer. I use web frames differently in that I attach them to the front of the carcass and float the rear of the frame versus the more traditional method of floating the tenon at the side-to-front junction. I'll touch on that more later when I get to the assembly . . . maybe Valentine's Day .
It always seems like there ought to be something to do with all the "cheeks" but, I digress. Using the web frame method I prefer, I have found things go much smoother if the frames are dead square. Therefor this looks a bit overkill but, to me, worth the little extra time.
There are floating panels in the ends and I have been hideing this piece of figured walnut just for this piece. I didn't know it would take me a couple of years before I got the chance to use it.
cont'd . . .