|Project by Ben||posted 01-21-2010 04:07 AM||3813 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
This project took me a while. I spent a lot of time debating on the color of the wood and the finish. I tried at least ten different combinations on test pieces.
I used quarter-sawn sycamore for exterior and red oak on the non-visible pieces. It is solid wood construction except for the plywood back and plywood drawer bottoms.
I dovetailed the drawers and used wooden drawer slides from Rockler. The sides are frame and panel construction.
To finish it, I used a coat of Transtint amber dye followed by a coat of Transtint maple dye. I sealed it with four coats of gloss polyurethane.
This dresser is a birthday gift for my 7 year old son. He loves the knobs. I will probably change them out when he gets a little older.
The sycamore turned out pretty neat and the look of it changes quite a bit depending on the angle of the light.
I have been writing a blog to chronicle the progress. The members of Lumberjocks provided me with an abundance of encouragement and some valuable advice. I really love this site.
Here is a link to the blog.
Thanks for looking. Have a great day.