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Quarter Sawn Oak Dresser to Match Antique Rocker

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Project by Moffett77 posted 1524 days ago 3033 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A long time customer asked us to build a dresser for her grand daughter to match an old family rocking chair. I was having trouble getting the grain dark enough so I sprayed black lacquer primer and then sanded it off. What was left in the grain really gave the dresser the appropriate aging. Not conventional but it gave me the desired result.

-- Moffett, Sacramento CA





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1524 days ago

Looks like a match from here. Welcome to LJ!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1524 days ago

Hey Moffett
That’s a great looking dresser , You could have use some dye to make the grain pop also.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1523 days ago

Nice work, Moffett.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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rcs47

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#4 posted 1523 days ago

Great Job!

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 1523 days ago

Great looking dresser. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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JJohnston

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#6 posted 1523 days ago

The finish really looks great.

-- The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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Ben

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#7 posted 1523 days ago

I love the quarter sawn oak. Excellent choice in materials and finishing.

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cobbler

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#8 posted 1522 days ago

Beautiful piece. You did a fine job with it.
I also like your finishing technique.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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