|Project by Glen Peterson||posted 02-15-2010 07:06 PM||2426 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
The dressers are based on a dresser designed and made by Mark Edmundson featured in Bill Hylton’s Chest of Drawers: Outstanding Projects from America’s Best Craftsman, Taunton Press, 2002. Each of the dressers is 51” x 18.5” by 38” tall. The tops are cherry plywood with 3/16” cherry veneer over the plywood and banded with solid cherry. (I had actually planned on using the cherry plywood for the top, but messed it up and decided to buy and apply the cherry veneer.) The veneer has a spectular grain pattern. It might be best described as “Tiger Cherry.” The rest of the dresser is made of solid cherry with the exception of the side panel which are cherry plywood and the drawer boxes which are poplar. The drawers feature Blumotion undermount slides. I know it isn’t traditional, and it makes the dressers very heavy, but I wanted to full extension drawers. The exteriors are finished with several coats of Waterlox Original. The drawer boxes are finished with shellac. I made them for my daughter as part of a bedroom set. I finished the platform bed last year. Next up is a desk. I’m actually glad that I made a big mistake on the original tops. This was my first efforts with veneer and I think the tops came out great. I got the veneer from Berkshire Veneer, in Great Barrington, MA. Their URL is http://www.berkshireveneer.com/. The sheets of veneer were about 21” wide and perhaps 8’ long when I got them, more than big enough to cover the tops without seams.