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Quarter Sawn Oak Dresser to Match Antique Rocker

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Project by Moffett77 posted 02-13-2010 09:59 AM 3264 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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#1 posted 02-13-2010 10:07 AM

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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#2 posted 02-13-2010 04:58 PM

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

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#3 posted 02-13-2010 07:53 PM

Nice work, Moffett.

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#4 posted 02-13-2010 08:16 PM

Great Job!

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

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 04:47 AM

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

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 02-14-2010 05:21 AM

The finish really looks great.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#7 posted 02-14-2010 06:32 AM

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

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#8 posted 02-15-2010 02:48 PM

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

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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