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Project by lumberdustjohn posted 1616 days ago 2035 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the completed pictures from my last posting.
The Elm is amazing.
Built this with intensions of selling it.
My first dresser with inset drawers.
Brought it home from the finish shop Saturday.
The pictures are ok but the wood is so beautiful that I couldn’t sell it.
At least not yet.
This will probably end up in someones home with adoption papers :)

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#1 posted 1616 days ago

Nice Figure in the Elm

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Rick George

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#2 posted 1616 days ago

The grain is gorgeous. I didn’t know Elm could be this pretty. I think I would find a place for it at home also.

-- Rick

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#3 posted 1616 days ago


Elm has to be one of the most under appreciated woods we have. It can be, and often is, stunningly beautiful. Yet, it is not a wood that quickly comes to mind when we think about beautiful domestic woods. I have a couple of pieces of book matched Siberian elm in my inventory that are waiting for the right project.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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matt garcia

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#4 posted 1616 days ago

It is really gorgeous!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 1616 days ago

Purchased at a local mill. Cost per board foot was under $2.00 about the same as Oak.
It cuts a little strange on the table saw, sort of,,, cob weby. Sanding also smells different.
Not sure why it isn’t used more.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 1616 days ago

John, this is gorgeous. I can well understand why you wanted to hang onto it. I have never had the opportunity to work with elm but I can certainly see what I have been missing.

How did you finish the dresser?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 1616 days ago

Would you all be quiet about Elm! You want the demand to go up so they jack the price up along with it?

Nice job on the errr…. a pine dresser….yes pine dresser…..everyone go out and buy pine, you don’t want Elm.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 1616 days ago

Great looking dresser. I know what you mean about how hard it is to capture the beauty of some woods in a photo. Elm can have a chatoyance like a rosewood, really pretty. I just finished two little projects with some, a cutting board for my brother-in-law and a handle for a broken plastic roaster oven handle. If it didn’t make me itch, I would use it more…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#9 posted 1616 days ago

I <quietly> agree with ohwoodeye; mum is the word on elm. ssssssshhhhhhhh.

Beautiful dresser.

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#10 posted 1616 days ago

very nice john ,

very pleasant pheasant !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 1615 days ago

Great looking figure in the wood. Great job on the construction. And a supurb finish.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#12 posted 1615 days ago

I don’t like to stain wood , but that color is great…beautiful dresser and superb finish : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 1563 days ago

Oh my! You are so right; I understand you not moving it out of the shop for a while. Sorry guys; now I’ll be looking for this wood! But we can keep it in the ‘family,’ can’t we?


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Mary Anne

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#14 posted 1563 days ago

Oh boy, that is beautiful! I would have to keep it around at least until it was a teenager before allowing adoption. ;-) The finish really brought out the fantastic grain patterns.

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#15 posted 1561 days ago

Elm price in my area just went past the price of Oak.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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