Five Drawer Maple Dresser
This five drawer solid maple dresser features a fluted frame on the front, adding a little visual interest in an otherwise standard piece.
Even the drawer pulls and feet are custom. To ensure that the pulls never come out of place, they are glued and wedged from the back of the drawer fronts.
The drawers slide on wooden drawer glides, keeping with the traditional method of construction, although I Iike to add nylon rub strips so that, even when loaded, the drawers will never wear tracks into the interior wooden frame.
The drawers range from about 7″ to 8″ high, providing 6″ to 7″ deep storage.
As bedroom pieces do not require the same level of protection as other pieces, such as kitchen table tops, I like to finish them with a wax. In this case, I used an oil wax mix typically found on live edge tables, although I am just as likely to use a standard quality paste wax, either clear or tinted. Standing about 44″ high, however, it is likely that “things” will be placed on the top from time to time, including drinks, so the oil wax combination provides more protection for the wood. If the finish ever becomes damaged, it can be quickly repaired by the owners using a quality paste wax.