|Project by JasonA||posted 08-13-2011 10:02 PM||1232 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Built this about four years ago. It was made primarily out of MDF that I veneer with Mahogany. An experiment with veneering if you will. Finish was a water-based General Finish dark mahogany stain with a finish of gloss (which i regret now) water-based poly.
The sides and drawer front are all veneered and the drawers are 1/2” baltic birch ply. The top is a piece of MDF veneered framed (45) with solid mahogany to allow an edge to be ran. I did a french dovetail on the drawer front and standard english dovetails on the rear, which after about 4 years has been rock solid with kids using it ever day which if you have kids means a lot! I was worried in the beginning that the MDF might fail after repeated use but with this style of jointing it turned out pretty well.