Mission style dresser for wedding gift

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Project by kevinw posted 04-16-2009 04:33 AM 3472 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this as a wedding gift for my daughter. Unfortunately they were married for over a year by the time I finished it! Most of the construction including drawers is red oak. Inside carcase is birch ply. Finish is poly/linseed/turp applied in multiple coats with final rub out with steel wool and then waxed.

Took 135 hours but took me a long time between other projects and interruptions (like working for a living!)

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#1 posted 04-16-2009 04:35 AM

Just gorgeous

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 04-16-2009 06:28 AM

Very nice. And the hardware is a nice match.

-- Tim S, WA

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#3 posted 04-16-2009 05:01 PM

Very very nice . Other than a lighter finish it’s what you would imagine you would have picked up at the Stickley’s factory . Top notch workmanship it reeks of quality. Very well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 04-16-2009 05:07 PM

It is darker in reality than the photos reflect. Maybe not quite as dark as an original, but quite dark. I let the couple pick the color they wanted and actually mixed two different stains to suit.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#5 posted 04-17-2009 06:25 AM

Great looking piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 04-17-2009 08:39 AM

Nice! Looks vaguely familiar…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#7 posted 04-17-2009 05:19 PM

Beautiful!!! That is gorgeous. Great job on that and a great family gift. I’m always late with my special gifts too. They get over it, lol.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 05-04-2009 01:12 AM

i like the lighter finish. eases up the tone of the piece.

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#9 posted 05-24-2009 06:13 PM

Just cruising the site and saw your project. Has a very high quality look to it, and the style and hardware are a perfect match. I haven’t been a big Stickley style fan in the past, but I sure like this one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 05-24-2009 06:40 PM

looks great very nice job….....

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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