Cherry Chest of Drawers

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Project by xcuse4tools posted 06-23-2015 03:56 PM 1207 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Cherry Dresser that I made for my oldest son. The drawers have maple sides and plywood (birch) bottoms. Wanted to attempt to get the nice contrast for the half blind dovetails. This was made in 2004 and the cherry has darkened very nicely. My first projects with cherry would find the finish splotchy (sp?). I had read that use of shellac between finishes acts as a grain tamer. The finish has been much better. I used shellac, then a Watco Antique oil, then shellac, then brush on laquer. This has worked very well for this type of furniture. The handles were actually designed for vertical type cabinet door use but seemed to fit this application well. The side panels were a challenge with the offset peaks.

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#1 posted 06-23-2015 06:55 PM

Simply beautiful…...

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#2 posted 06-23-2015 10:05 PM

Very nice

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