|Project by Ronl||posted 12-10-2006 02:34 AM||3079 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
SWMBO (she which must be obeyed) requested a dresser with large drawers. So, with the help of my brother (owns a landscapeing company) providing me an oak and poplar tree. We had another neighbor (which convieniantly owns a backyard lumber mill) slice them into planks for me. After drying for a few month outside and then a few more in my basement, I came up with a design that LOML put her stamp of approval on. Oak raised panel sides, face frame and drawer fronts. using poplar web frames and poplar drawer boxes. Dimensions 48Wide x 26Deep x 63Tall. Five drawers to be 36W by 24 deep with a depth of 10. Drawers to be dove-tailed and set flush with face frame. Hidden ball-bearing slides to be used for each drawer. Also decorative beading on each front face frame style.
I also inset a decorative applicai on each face frame. I wish I could say I carved them myself, but that would have taken as long as building the dresser. I must say working with air dried lumber is certainly not like working with what you buy at your local distributor (more waste than what you actually use) . Finish used is minwax special walnut stain, sealed with a clear shellac and then gloss waterlox. The pictures do not show it but the botton is banded with a 3 1/2 inch beaded molding and the whole dresser sits on 4 beaded bun legs. If I knew how to get more pictures out here I could show the dove-tails and the bottom.