|Project by Gnarlyleech||posted 02-13-2017 02:10 PM||409 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
My Fiance asked me to transform with dresser into something she saw on pinterest. I believe it is from the late 70s to early 80s during the mass production of this style oak dressers. Figuring out the bracing support for the seat was the hardest part for me. Sanding off the old varnish took the longest. 40 grit paper on a random orbital still worked me to death. Chemical removal would have been ideal. I use some Poplar lumber from a pallet for the back rest and red oak panel for the inner sides. Just spare woods I had on hand. Then I trimmed the edges with ¼ round pine. I used espresso stain to match my kitchen cabinets. It came out a lot better than I thought it would.
Overall she loved it and it looks great in our home.