Maple plywood sides and back are installed, along with the top. The
top is made by joining five maple boards. A few of the boards have a
lot of color in in them (heartwood) and I think it is going to look nice when
Drawers are assembled. At this point, I still need to work on the drawer
fronts and pulls. The pulls will be made from cherry.
I constructed the drawer using a screw reinforced
rabbet joint. I still need to plug the screws with cherry.
Finally finished! Finished with wipe-on polyurethane.
Drawer pulls are cherry and were made using the router.
Showing off the grain of the top here.
Close up of top drawer showing the cherry plugs and shop made cherry drawer
Back side of the dresser showing shop-made cove molding.
Unlike the sides which sit in a rabbet all the way around, the back panel
sits against a thin strip of molding on the left and right side and a
rabbet top and bottom.