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Sweet Chest of Drawers Build #11: Finish the panels before the glue-up

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Blog entry by Kyle posted 262 days ago 626 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Biggest Blog Yet--The guts: part 2- Drawer runners/kickers Part 11 of Sweet Chest of Drawers Build series Part 12: All Glued Up and onto the Drawer Fronts »

Well, here it is almost 10 months since I’ve done any work on this project. It’s mostly because I was taking a night class in preparation for the Nursing program this fall, and on top of it, my Uncle has introduced me to fly fishing which has occupied almost all of my free time in the spring and summer so far.
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Since these panels are solid wood, to account for movement, I finished the panels before gluing the case up so that none of the panels will have unfinished edges during the seasonal changes.
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I put finish on the panels back in November, without posting a blog about it, and haven’t done anything else until this past weekend (next blog coming soon). I don’t have any shots of the finishing process but I can tell you that I threw some brown water based dye (let it dry then lightly sand, repeat), a couple coats of boiled linseed oil, sealed it with some dewaxed tiger garnet shellac. I’m pretty sure that’s all I put on these panels. Sorry about the lack of pictures in comparison to the previous blog entries. I wish I could share as well for these next two blogs as well as I have in the past ones. I’ll try to pick it back up when I get rolling again.
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Here is a picture of the rear panels just after applying the dye.

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Here are the panels with some BLO on them.

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And the final not so good pictures of the panels with the shellac on them…
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I hope you all enjoy.

-- Kyle



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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 261 days ago

Looks good.
‘Bout time you got back to the shop.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Kyle

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#2 posted 261 days ago

Thanks, Willie. It is about time. Looks like you’ve been keeping busy, as well.

-- Kyle

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