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Thread: Sleigh style dresser

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    Dec 2007
    Vacaville CA.

    Sleigh style dresser

    This sleigh style dresser was inspired by a popular style of commercial baby furniture. My wife wanted to purchase the commercial piece and I insisted on building my own version. The piece took me about 250 to 300 hours and about $500 in materials. Woods used are quarter sawn white oak, flame mahogany veneer and African mahogany accents. Drawer boxes are maple ply on full extension slides. Dust frames divide each drawer compartment and are dadoed in to the case sides. The pulls are inlaid in a elliptical recess and have a bit of a finger friendly contour.

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    Dec 2006
    Indianapolis area
    Wow Dewayne, your projects are really nice! I'll bet your wife is glad she waited for you to do this. Keep the pix coming!


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    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    That is beautiful Dewayne. If you do your pics as attachments the thread is easier to deal with:
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    Nov 2006
    Houston, Texas
    Hi Dewayne ,
    That is a very unusual and beautiful piece of furniture.

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    Dec 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    Well executed and beautiful piece you have done!

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    Nov 2006
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Another beauty. You won't find that kind of craftsmanship in the stores.
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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Another great piece of furniture, Dewayne. It's sure to be a heirloom.
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