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Project by Clay Ortiz posted 10-05-2011 01:46 AM 1891 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished this dresser for my wife. She saw one at Pottery Barn and has been after me to build it for about a year now. A friend of mine gave me the rough sawn pine from an old barn. I used the pine for the panels and the top, the frame is 8/4 poplar. I distressed it and applied a glaze before I put the final coat of poly on it. It’s not an exact match to the one in the store but I’m pretty happy with the results. Thanks for looking and sorry for the crappy pictures.

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia





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#1 posted 10-05-2011 01:49 AM

What a wonderful project.

Great Job

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#2 posted 10-05-2011 01:59 AM

Nice work on this cabinet but beware she may take your work bench into the kitchen…lol BC

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#3 posted 10-05-2011 02:26 AM

Great job. I love it. Looks like an actual antique.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#4 posted 10-05-2011 02:34 AM

Thanks, guys!

-- Clay Ortiz, North Georgia

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#5 posted 10-05-2011 02:35 AM

Beautiful dresser.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 10-05-2011 02:49 AM

That’s way better than anything from PB, plus you get to brag about it forever. Well done, sir…

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#7 posted 10-05-2011 03:35 AM

It looks old. I like the sawmill look.

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#8 posted 10-05-2011 03:53 AM

I’m not usually a big fan of new things that are made to look old, but this dresser is really beautiful.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 10-05-2011 10:51 AM

Great job way to make the pine look great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 10-05-2011 02:55 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#11 posted 10-05-2011 11:22 PM

Nice subtle contrast between the two woods. I think you did a really nice job with this one.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#12 posted 10-06-2011 01:55 AM

Great work. I bet you have one happy wife now!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#13 posted 10-07-2011 01:27 AM

Nice, I love that look!

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

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#14 posted 11-25-2011 09:12 PM

Happy wife, happy life! Well done joints and all and then you go and “distress” it … after a second look it looks kinda nice.
Now about that really nice bench and shop in the background – lucky you!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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