|Project by gridlockd||posted 08-19-2014 01:47 PM||1361 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a cabinet I made for my wife to match the rest of the furniture in our bedroom. she has a hope chest that my father made for her when we got engaged 18 yrs ago and a cabinet dresser that my father also made several years ago. My wife loves the pickled oak look, and we had given the dresser that the TV did sit on to my daughter, so it was a good opportunity to complete the bedroom set. the metal base is actually an old glass top coffee table base that i bought from a guy on CL for $7, the glass had been broken and they had already replaced the table. the wife wanted something with a drawer in it to hide all the “junk” i empty out of my pockets every evening. the cabinet is about 40” x 18” x 12” tall. the drawer is a nice size, about 16” wide 35” long and 6 1/2” deep.
this was my first attempt using minwax pickling stain. when i first put it on it didn’t seem as though it was doing anything, but patience is a virtue they say! i reapplied and waited about 20 min, until the stain was almost tacky. then wiped it off cross grain then with grain. it still looked not “pickley” enough, but after comparison to my other pickled pieces, i realized it was just in my head.
At any rate, my wife loves it and as long as she’s happy, i’m happy. I’m not a cabinet maker normally, but i learned a good deal during this build and would take a stab at another if the opportunity came about.
Thanks for looking!