|Project by lumberdustjohn||posted 12-15-2009 02:47 PM||1698 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
My son asked for a dresser for his wife for Christmas. The bed they purchased a few years ago was made from pine and stained sort of a medium dark color. I didn’t want to build out of pine so I went to the Amish lumber yard and asked what he had. Choices were Rustic Cherry, Cherry, Oak, Poplar, and Elm. Oak was out for this project and I am not that fond of cherry, poplar well,.. was poplar. Not seeing much on this site for Elm, was my choice. It was said that it was easy to work with and if you finish it the right color the wood grain would look like quail feathers. I was on vacation Deer hunting a would build this between hunts. It was easy to work with and sanded out nicely. No step by step pictures were taken during the build, remember I am still green at this and My shop is messy. One of these days I will have the patience and the camera in the shop. Well I completed it, took it to the finish shop to have it stained S-12 a medium brown. Picked it up a week later. Wow, was my response. Asked the finisher why builders don’t use Elm it was the same price as Oak. He said that it has a warping habit. I hope this doesn’t. After taking it home to put the pulls on it I decided to make a matching Chest of Drawers. I have since completed it and am waiting for the finisher to call that it is completed.
Tried to take some pictures of the grain. One is a drawer front and the other is the low top.
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