|Project by Mark Kornell||posted 10-15-2015 06:49 AM||1037 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
This dresser is a wedding gift to one of my daughters. I told her I would make it before she got married but considering their first anniversary is next week, I’m a bit behind.
I worked on this in my spare time between other (paying) projects, house construction, etc. It is nice to finally have it out of the shop.
I’m not entirely sure what to call the style. I modeled the molding after details I’ve seen on French Country pieces, although the overall effect more modern than how that style is usually expressed.
The bulk of the piece is made of (american) beech. A couple of the small bits were maple from the scrap bin. Drawer boxes (not shown, but pretty standard construction) were baltic birch plywood.
The finish is a tinted conversion varnish, sprayed. Valspar Presidium, specifically. The color is Benjamin Moore Distant Grey (OC-68), here. Looks pretty white to me, but there is a distinct difference when next to the trim in the room – which itself is some other off-white color.
My favorite part of the project was the small brackets at the feet. A lot of hand tool work involved due to the shape.
Drawer box and drawer slide details are missing, as I wasn’t sure what I was going to use when I did the drawings. I ended up going with Blum undermount slides (yes, overkill for a bedroom dresser :-) so the drawer boxes were made per Blum’s fitment specs.
-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design