|Project by JakeTheEngineer||posted 06-04-2015 01:50 PM||836 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This is my first post on Lumberjocks but I’ve been browsing the site for a long time, especially during this project build.
I built this dresser for my niece. My sister asked specifically for cherry and after finding a good deal on a large amount from Craigslist I was able to get started. The drawer fronts, cabinet sides, base, and cabinet edging are solid cherry. The top is from a beam that I pulled from my dad’s barn after it fell down. We weren’t sure what it would look like but it turned out really nice. The barn was over 100 years old and there were a lot of worm holes, most of which got filled with a cherry sawdust and clear epoxy mixture. I got the plans from my grandpa (actually Woodsmith) and he helped me quite a bit throughout the build process. It was my first big project so I needed a lot of guidance. Finish is a couple coats of BLO and shellac. Drawer pulls came from Woodcraft clearance section. They are maple with a leaf carved in them, but I don’t have a picture of them.
The pictures aren’t great, I don’t have the best lighting in my garage/shop where it was finished.