|Project by Zulu55||posted 01-24-2012 04:33 AM||3287 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
I just finished building a solid pine dresser and solid pine bedside table for my son. The dresser was inspired by Mr. Becksvoort’s 4 drawer chest. I just modified it slightly and added two extra drawers and made the dovetails slightly shallower on the frame so that the weaker softwood strength would not be compromised. This was a great build for me as it is my first piece of furniture and first time using dovetails and mortise and tenons. Boy was there a lot to do too!
The bedside table was basically copied from one that I have and like.
The finish I used: one coat of Boiled Linseed Oil, two coats of amber shellac (first coat rubbed, second coat brushed). After this was done, I applied a nice coat of wax.
I made a few mistakes along the way which will make any future pieces a bit easier for me (or at least quicker) to build. I have received feedback about using pine with knots on the dividers which I now know I should have avoided. Unfortunately I was only able to afford pine to do this build because of the cost. I was initially looking at Douglas Fir or a nice hardwood like Cherry.
I would appreciate any comments/critiques so that I do a better job on future pieces. I will not be offended whatsoever.
-- Adam - Langley, British Columbia (Canada)