Dresser

This highly custom walnut dresser was built for a client that ended up becoming a good friend.... and that is exactly how I like to work. We worked together for several weeks getting the initial concept drawings together before I even thought about buying lumber. As I started building we continued to tweek the design here and there according to the desired aesthetics. The dresser was designed to match some custom furniture that Steve himself (the client) had previously built. In particular the fluted columns and raised panels match the head and foot boards in the Master Bedroom suite. The dresser is really huge and the pictures don't really get the immenseness across. The 9 main cabinet drawers are all increasing in size as you move downward. They are all riding on Blum soft close drawer slides. If you you've never seen one work it's pretty amazing. you can push the drawer closed with the flick of your wrist and then the drawer slide will take control and softly close the drawer into the cabinet. Each drawer opening has 1/8" cock beading applied and frames each drawer nicely. All moldings are custom cut in the shop and again done to match the existing bedroom furniture. There are a total of 9 drawers in the body of the cabinet and 2 "hidden" drawers in the upper molding. The finish is a very nice wiping varnish that just brings the walnut to life. This was a really fun project and I'd love to build something similar again.

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