Cherry Dresser

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Project by Scott posted 02-04-2016 02:16 AM 918 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first major wood working project. The wife wanted a new dresser so i told her I’d build her one. It took me about twice as long as I thought it would. I didn’t follow any plans, which made it a lot harder. It is solid cherry with plywood drawers. With the help of some fellow lumberjacks, I decided to use 2 coats of BLO. Let it dry for about a week. Quick wipe with mineral spirits to remove any excess oil. Then I sprayed 3 coats of minwax polycrylic with the purple $10 HF HVLP. HF has redesigned this gun and it is actually a “low pressure” gun unlike the previous models. My “shop” is a 1 car garage so space is extremely limited. I live in central NY so I couldn’t spray outside. I decided to build a spray booth in my garage using $4 worth of Dollar Store drop clothes and a 8’x8’ pop up tent. I had to push all my equipment to one side and managed to have enough room.

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#1 posted 02-04-2016 02:46 AM

Looks very well done for a first project. I’m sure your wife is happy. Now she’ll start “the list”

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#2 posted 02-04-2016 03:36 AM

Very, very nice. Nice clean lines. Lovely finish.

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#3 posted 02-04-2016 07:01 AM

Very nice chest of drawers. You will have fun building her the rest of the furniture to match.

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#4 posted 02-04-2016 09:29 AM

Great work.

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#5 posted 02-04-2016 10:33 AM

looks good

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#6 posted 02-04-2016 11:17 AM

looks good – not too heavy is it ?

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#7 posted 02-04-2016 12:17 PM


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#8 posted 02-04-2016 06:20 PM

This is a beautiful dresser and very nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 02-04-2016 11:33 PM

Awesome work

My wood project

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#10 posted 02-05-2016 11:38 PM

Very well done Scott, be sure to put a refresher pic up in a few years as the cherry ages it’s amazing how it ages!

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