|Project by Walnutty||posted 08-30-2010 12:14 AM||2450 views||8 times favorited||14 comments|
This is a Stickley inspired chest of drawers that I made from oak, pine and cottonwood that my father had sawn from trees given to him by an aquaintance that ran a tree service. I designed the piece using Google Sketchup. The show components are oak, the drawer sides and backs are pine and the dustframes are cottonwood. The finish is transtint reddish-brown dye, a sealcoat of sherwin-williams fast dry varnish, general finishes dark mahogany to fill the pores and then topcoated with the fast dry varnish. The fast dry varnish was a bear to use even thinned. It dried to the touch fast as advertised, but the previous coat would soften and get gummy when applying the next coat. This was really a problem when I was putting on and wiping off the gel stain. Oh, I forgot the drawers are shellacked except for the the show side. Hardware is from Lee Valley, nice heavy brass for the price, about $8.00 a pull.