|Project by swampjack80||posted 05-03-2011 01:24 AM||1338 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is a 5 drawer chest-of-drawer I built for a customer. It broke my heart when she told me she wanted the red oak I’d worked so hard on painted black! I knew I couldn’t bring myself to completely cover the beautiful oak grain, so I thinned the paint half and half. This worked just as I’d hoped, allowing the grain to show through the paint, giving it a stained look. This was also my first go at using my new porter-cable dovetail jig. The jig sure makes life easier in the dovetail department. almost felt like I was cheating. The case is red oak and the drawers are poplar, and I finished the black off with a couple coats of satin poly. Hope you like!
-- "I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey." - Mark Twain