Custom Dresser/Armoire

Submitted by sgilly on Thu, 08/30/2012 - 11:53

I like building things for others, especially when it's something that they can't find anywhere else. In this case, my friend has lived in her home for 20 years and never could find a storage piece to fit in this niche in their bedroom. When she asked if I could build something I was ready to try!

Because the dresser is 83" tall, 14 inches deep, and 33 inches wide, I didn't use one of Ana's plans. But, the Madison Dresser could be used as a jumping off point.

My friend is thrilled with this, and I hope they can use it for many years to come.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$300
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Birch ply, Sanded fir plywood for the interior pieces that wouldn't be seen, poplar for facing the plywood, and poplar mouldings for drawers and crown
Finish Used
Minwax stain, I think it was English Walnut. three coats, sanded between coats. Minwax rub on poly in a gloss finish. three coats, sanded between coat one and two.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Comments

birdsandsoap

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 14:47

great job. It looks beautiful. You have the best of both worlds; not only is it a custom piece, the finish makes it look like professional quality.