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the dressehamptainment center

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Project Information
so you ask what the heck is a dessehamptainment center? well a couple months ago SWMBO comes to me with a request,she wants a dresser with upper cabinets with a tv mounted in between.so i add my design idea's and this is what i came up with.so it's a combination dresser,laundry hamper and entertainment center.construction is cherry hardwood and 3/4 & 1/4 cherry ply.the main frame work is put together with dominoes and bisquit joinery.all drawers are made from pre finished maple ply with 1/4 melamine bottoms.the small drawer fronts are solid cherry and large drawers and upper doors are rail and style construction with floating panels of 1/4 cherry ply.the uppers have adjustable shelves made from 3/4 melamine.all drawer slides are soft close as are the upper units hinges.the bottom unit is 34" tall and 72" wide,the upper unit is 42" high and each side is 16" wide.the bottom is 20" deep.the finish is 3 coats of my go to maloof blend oil.the handles are from rockler,the maple burl was turned on the late.

here are some build pic's
here are the heavily detailed engineered drawings used to build this. pretty impressive huh bently ?


working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

26 Comments

Nice Pottz! Am I reading it right that you turned the burl for the handles and installed that into the Rockler pulls?

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

I like it! Tailored perfectly to fit your needs. The the name is as creative as the woodworking.
That is a wonderful build, like it, Cherry is very nice to work with. The handles are wonderful and a great contrast. Well Done.

Main Street to the Mountains

That looks like it weighs a ton. Nice job building to fit your needs. 
Very nice!

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Just amazing.  I really like seeing the "in progress" photos that you included.

"That is not only not right; it is not even wrong" - Wolfgang Pauli

This is why project-centric posting is so great. You get to see steps and understand the thoughts process a bit better…which is what I love most about the site!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Might fine build Pottz. God design and looks Great. 

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

That is awesome Pottzy....It looks great.....I always tell the SWMBO that the great thing of building it ourselves we can build it to our specs and ideas!!!  Then I buy a new tool....

Mike

 
Nice Pottz! Am I reading it right that you turned the burl for the handles and installed that into the Rockler pulls?

 Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside". 
correct,they had two styles at the time i did this. i loved the idea making it my own. basically your turning a pen blank.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

thanks guys. and yes corelz it is damn heavy. seems everything i make weighs a ton.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Yeah, I get the pen blank thing….what a great way to upscale a standard bar-style pull. 👍🏼

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Looks great in cherry.  Nice touch with the pulls too.
That's great, pottz! That was a lot of requirements to meet in one piece of furniture. Love those turned handles too.
thanks guys.the important thing is swmbo got what she wanted and loves it. the issue now is she wants to flip the room. move the bed to that wall and cabinet to the bed wall !!!! remember i said it weighs a ton ahhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Anyone who builds fine furniture from a page of chicken scratches just might be considered a craftsman.   Beautiful results, pottz.  
Nice piece pottz. Your drawing is more than what I get at work. 
 Anyone who builds fine furniture from a page of chicken scratches just might be considered a craftsman.   Beautiful results, pottz. 
ross im insulted,i spent over 15 minutes doing those highly detailed drawings !!!! ;-)) thank you.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

 Nice piece pottz. Your drawing is more than what I get at work.  
so what do you do for the projects. your just doing the veneering right ? sounds like they give you a lot of creative control !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

so what do you do for the projects. your just doing the veneering right ? sounds like they give you a lot of creative control !

Table tops are basically just veneer. But cabinets or nightstands I basically get the exterior dimensions.  I get to build however I want.