I vowed to myself that if a certain dresser were still on the curb on the morning of trash collection that I’d grab the drawers for myself. If I had a pickup truck, I might have grabbed the carcass as well. The tops are often of use.
As I began breaking the drawers down, I noticed on one drawer front that someone had put the holes for the drawer pulls in the wrong spot and had filled them in. Oops.
The drawer fronts have a veneer, but the core looks to be solid poplar, judging by the green color of the grain.
One of the ‘benefits’ of reclaiming wood from dressers is that you acquire a collection of knobs and pulls over time. There’s nothing wrong with these that a little vinegar won’t fix.
Usable wood estimated after trimming and planing:
(I broke one, so it’s in smaller pieces)
1 divider from top drawer:
I need to find a use for the thin plywood that I get from the drawer bottoms. I’ve got a collection of the stuff and haven’t used much.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!