A friend of mine offered me an old dresser that they were throwing out, so I headed on down to fetch it. The dresser was old, but not handmade. The drawer fronts were curved and therefore no use to me. I saved the knobs though. Disassembling it I noticed a few oddities in its construction. The side panels, which are typically made of plywood are actually very thin boards. They are also flexible and somewhat delicate. The top might be one solid piece of wood, but with breadboard ends and a veneer. Once I get the veneer off, I’ll have a solid piece of wood (maybe. In any case, it’s not plywood.
So I was able to salvage the drawer sides, backs and bottoms and many of the drawer supports. The legs and drawer fronts are unusual and unusable by me. They were like ’s’ curves cut from solid wood with a veneer applied to them.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!