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Shaker Dresser (1997)

This isn't the greatest picture in the world, but you get the point. This piece was modeled after one good 'ol Norm built some years ago. I made a few slight design modifications that make the dresser more pleasing to our eyes.

This joins several other Shaker pieces in a bedroom my wife decorated in that style. Although I'd choose a different finish had I to do it over, I'm fairly happy with all this piece.

This was my first opportunity to use my Leigh dovetail jig. The base is through-doved and each drawer has half-blinds. Impressive. There will be many more dovetail joints in my future.

And here is the same piece 7 years later in 2004. You can really tell that the pine is darkening nicely with age.

Copyright 2006 Chris Billman