I built the chest of drawers you featured in Popular Woodworking in 2005 and it came out pretty good. Now I would like to build a similar-looking dresser. Never having built one my question concerns the construction. Would I be able to use the same techniques you outlined in your chest of drawers or would I have to do something different?
My plan is to make the dresser 58" from side panel to side panel, with three smaller drawers across the top, about 4" deep, then six drawers under that in graduating sizes, from about 8" on the bottom row, 6-1/2" for the next row and 5-1/2" for the third row. I'm concerned about strength across the 58" width, assuming all the drawers will be full. I would appreciate any advice or direction you can give me along this line. I really admire your work and I'm so pleased with the chest of drawers. If I can get this dresser built, the two should go very nice together.
- Joe W.
La Luz, NM