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Project by Julian posted 12-18-2016 11:28 PM 1197 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This dresser took a long time to complete but it’s finally done. My wife wanted more drawer space in the spare bedroom and I promised her I would make a dresser over a year ago. I made it to fit in the window bay. Made from cherry plywood and solid cherry. Sealed with shellac and then I applied some red mahogany stain which gave it a nice light brown color. Sprayed 3 coats of water based polyurethane and then polished with paste wax. The drawer fronts are veneered with two type of sapelle veneers and some homemade black dyed 1/16” strips.

-- Julian

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#1 posted 12-19-2016 12:15 AM

My favorite is the drawer face but it’s all perfect. No wonder it took so long,it looks like you took care with the build AND the beautiful finish!

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#2 posted 12-19-2016 12:26 AM

really nice.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 12-19-2016 01:06 AM

Beautiful dresser, been there done that! You are so right it takes time to build a elegant piece of fine furniture. Congratulations you did well.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 12-19-2016 02:13 AM

This is a beautiful looking dresser! Such fine detail, very nice design! Well done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 12-19-2016 02:14 AM

Excellent work, quality takes time…

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 12-19-2016 01:16 PM

Nice build. The veneer work really sets it apart.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#9 posted 12-19-2016 04:32 PM

This dresser turned out beautifully. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 12-19-2016 04:37 PM

That’s really wonderful.

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#11 posted 12-19-2016 05:47 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 12-19-2016 09:03 PM

Beautiful piece of work! You should definitely win the husband-of-the-week award!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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