Walnut dresser

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Project by idahoboy posted 10-02-2014 12:03 AM 1419 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a dresser I made for my daughter as a Christmas present. It is solid walnut except the plywood back. My woodworking buddy and I got the walnut from a (years old) covered stack in the middle of a pasture in southern Indiana near Seymour. The tree had been sawed and stickered and covered with a sheet of corrugated metal roof. Some of it was wormy and pecky but the rest is beautiful and I have been using it for several pieces of furniture. The double sided curve leg is an idea I got from what I call some “Asian modern” pieces I saw in an online furniture collection.

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#1 posted 10-02-2014 01:50 AM

Looks great. What finish did you apply?

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#2 posted 10-02-2014 02:33 AM

Thanks. I’m a one trick pony for finish using poly for everything. I did, however, apply a coat of medium walnut stain before three coats of Minwax polyurethane. Normally I like wood to be natural but both my kids like dark stuff so….

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#3 posted 10-02-2014 01:01 PM

You’ve been busy. I have two kids getting married next summer so I will be busy as well. Planning to make them each a sideboard. Nice work.

-- Ron, Montana

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#4 posted 10-02-2014 01:42 PM

This turned out nicely. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 10-02-2014 07:45 PM

Very nice compliments. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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