Arya’s Dresser (Part 1)

I had no interest in making Arya’s crib, for several reasons, we ended up purchasing the Larkin Fixed Gate 4-in-1 Crib from Pottery Barn Kids.  While at the store, we saw a matching dresser that we liked, but didn’t like the price.  So, I decided it was time to dust off the table saw and make a matching dresser, myself.

In December, 2012, I  visited my favorite lumber yard, Mason’s Mill and Lumber Co., to get all of the wood supplies for the dresser after I drew up the design.

After the first of the year, I finally got started on the dresser by cutting the rough lumber and plywood down to the parts and pieces for the dresser, while using my cutting layout as my guide.  

For one of the details, I needed a cove piece that I neglected to get from Mason’s Mill, so I looked for some at the nearest big box hardware store and did not find what I wanted.  So, Instead, I got some additional poplar lumber and proceed to make my own cove molding by setting up my table saw to send the wood through at an angle to cut the cove. It took several passes to get it cut down, taking a little bit off at a time until I got the depth of the cove I wanted.  I then trimmed the edges to get the angle of the trim needed.