3 Sided Dresser
The design of this piece was driven highly by the materials that were available to do the job along with some creativity and complexity. I had a decent amount of solid maple hardwood left over from another project that I needed to use up, and that ended up driving the sizes of the drawer fronts as well as the sizes of clothing that needed to fit in the drawers. I also had decided to get on craigslist and find another material that someone was getting rid of. I found a box of prefinished bamboo flooring that was leftover from a job and started playing with the possibilities. Once I had two of the materials and a basic concept, the design came right together. I really wanted to do a complex piece of furniture that would test my ability to translate a design into reality and push my carpentry skills to the next level. With a detailed set of shop drawings that I put together, I was able to manifest this design down to the smallest detail. The whole piece required accuracy down to 1/16" accuracy with some areas needing 1/32" accuracy. A painted black birch plywood structure supports clear finished wood drawers and fronts in addition to the finished bamboo flooring which wraps around multiple sides and becomes the finished top. Another interesting element In this design are the use of solid wood drawer sliders which are waxed and provide a smooth, sturdy, and functional system.