|Project by JoeyG||posted 05-14-2012 05:54 PM||1549 views||1 time favorited||23 comments|
This dresser belonged to my wife’s grandfather. It sat in the corner of my shop for a couple of years until it was time to do something with it. My little girls are getting bigger and as with all girls, they need more space for their clothing. I decided to clean this up, then I figured I would just sand it a little bit then it turned into a full blown restore. I had to fabricate missing and broken parts, sand all the old finish off, and then re-stain and finish. It is made of a heavy mahogany veneer. The stuff is over a 1/16 thick and poplar. The poplar was a challenge to get the same color as the mahogany, but I think I got it close.
My oldest daughter did most of the staining. At 10 years old, I think she did a great job. I stained the poplar and helped her keep things smooth.
Thanks a lot for taking a look.
Here are a couple of before pics
-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks