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8 drawer dresser #4: Making the top, stain and finish carcass parts, begin assembly

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Blog entry by EthanC posted 04-22-2011 05:59 AM 2423 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: 57 biscuit slots later, carcase done Part 4 of 8 drawer dresser series Part 5: making drawers, adding hardware, attaching drawerfronts, and attaching sides »

Been out of the shop for a while working at my day job but I have made some progress.

Took a nice piece of left over plywood for the top, added some hardwood edging to the back and mitered three sides:

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Laid two coats of general finishes black cherry water based stain, covered it with 1/2 sealcoat 1/2 denatured alcohol mix then two coats gloss poly then one coat satin poly (bought an earlex 5000 spray finisher halfway through which helped speed things up)

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Brought the top indoors for safe keeping

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Began assembly:

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Might finish assembly tomorrow and then head back to the lumber shop for 1/2 Russian birch ply for the drawers.



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kenn

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#1 posted 04-22-2011 07:08 AM

This project is going great, you’re in the home strech. I just looked through your past posts and you are making great progress. Congrats on the Earlex.

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#2 posted 04-24-2011 03:41 AM

Looks good!

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