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Project by cloakie1 posted 1148 days ago 999 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

thsi is our bedroom suite that i built three years ago for our wedding present.it’s based on a commercial design that i could not possibly afford but with a few changes.it’s made out of southland marcrocarpa .which only cost me a long drive to pick it up.i finished it with antique rimu ngr stain and then 4 coats of lacquer.brass knobs completed the project. please excuse the pics as i just took them with a mobile phone so quality is not so good.

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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 1147 days ago

cloakie, that’s a real nice looking dresser. Congratulations on your accomplishment.

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#2 posted 1147 days ago

Very nice set. Good work.

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#3 posted 1108 days ago

Those are very cool. I’m getting ready to make a dresser and two night stands myself. I’m waiting for the quarter sawn oak to dry a little more. It’s at about 12% now. Drawers are a major challenge especially in a dresser with no overlap on the drawer front (like most kitchen cabinet)

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#4 posted 1105 days ago

thanks mork…will look forward to seeing the progress on your oak dressers.i would have thought that 12% would be dry enough….in if your air drying it i doubt it will get any drier….i used macrocarper on these dressers which were air seasoned but i left them for about another year after i bought it because it came from a very different climate to were we live now…if anything it probably took on moisture….but this stuff is prone to splitting so it is important to try and season it in situe before using to it gains aqualibrium…good luck.

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