|Project by Julian||posted 01-22-2010 09:39 PM||1538 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
This is the first piece of furniture I have built for my soon to be born son. I decided to try a bit different style for his bedroom set than I did for my daughters set. I borrowed from the look of some of Sam Maloof’s furniture in his house. I used all locally harvested air dried walnut, cherry, and maple for the dresser. The drawer fronts are cherry and the rest of the drawers are pine, and the majority of the carcass is black walnut. The dovetails are all hand cut. All the sides, top, and dust panels are joined with sliding dovetails that should ensure that this piece will outlast whoever uses it. For the finish I chose my favorite, BLO with a few coats of amber shellac then waxed with my own beeswax finish. I really had fun designing this and can’t wait to get started on the next project for my son(Julian the fifth!).
-- Julian, Park Forest, IL