Thomas Walnut Dresser: Done and Delivered!

Yesterday I had a great day with my little shop helper at the Shrine Circus. After the day was done and the shop helper was sound asleep, I hit the shop. After a long night last night and a few hours today, the dresser is done and delivered.

Here’s what’s happened in the last 48 hours:

  • Two coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly
  • One coat of paste wax
  • Bottom legs installed
  • Knobs installed

The Original Plan


Pictures of the Final Project

Remember the original design below, one change was to make the drawer dividers come all the way to the face.


Here’s the final with the pulls installed. I like pulls the customer selected and the positioning.


Check out the grain, and here you can see the base.


Another front shot.


From the side you can see the cool patterns on the front.


Another side shot.


From the right side.


From the right side, down along the top. Flat and waxed, looks good.


Here’s the back you can see the bases from behind. This piece could be in the middle of the room and the back would look nice.




Now that this project is done, this Bakon Vodka Bloody Mary is my celebration. Wednesday night I’ll clean up the shop, it’s a bit messy after the last few intense days. Next Sunday I’ll start the next project, a saltwater fish tank stand out of maple for GAKMAN. I’ll do a post in a few days about things I learned on this build.

5 thoughts on “Thomas Walnut Dresser: Done and Delivered!

  1. Mark

    Matt —

    Just wanted to drop a note and let you know how happy Kristin and I are with the dresser. It really is beautiful and you really exceeded our expectations.

    You were a great help during the design process, and watching the dresser come to life on the web was great fun as well. The pictures don’t do it justice and we are thrilled with the final piece.

    Thanks so much!
    Mark and Kristin

  2. George Walker

    Bravo, really nice design and execution. I love how you intermixed the the pairs of drawers that complement one another. Great job!

    George Walker

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