Dresser, Mike Pekovich design

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Project by Rich Simon posted 09-16-2015 01:40 PM 2176 views 20 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Project is a dresser built during a class with Mike Pekovich (executive art director, Fine Woodworking) taught at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking for six days in August. (I’ll review the class separately; just know here that it and Mike were great.)

Frame and panel construction, white oak frame and butternut panels and drawer fronts. Dovetail drawers (through, and half-blind for fronts). Tapered legs, eased and curved top. Lots of double tenons; Mike calls the design “bombproof” and I agree.

Finished with Zinnser Bulls-Eye dewaxed shellac and paste wax; smooth to the touch.

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#1 posted 09-16-2015 04:00 PM

you nailed it.

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#2 posted 09-16-2015 06:02 PM

very nice

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#3 posted 09-16-2015 11:43 PM

you nailed it.

- DavidTTU

HE DID NOT! I don’t see a single nail in the piece!

Great job Rich. White Oak and Butternut work very well together.

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#4 posted 09-17-2015 07:56 AM

It must looks awesome and bombproof when built with oak. Nice design. It will last for generations I beleive.
Congratulations for Daily top 3!

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#5 posted 09-17-2015 01:55 PM

Beautifully done.

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#6 posted 09-17-2015 02:00 PM

fantastic piece.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#7 posted 09-17-2015 02:28 PM

I better rethink the way I phrase my praise. Well done sir.

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#8 posted 09-18-2015 03:35 AM

This is absolutely gorgeous. Great job.

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#9 posted 09-23-2015 03:46 AM

Definitely well done

-- Norman

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