Country Victorian Dresser

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Project by Roz posted 06-04-2012 04:09 PM 1306 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In 1989 I bought this small dresser for $25.00 in Charleston SC. at a yard sale. It was painted and damaged drawer face had been patched with Bondo. I used it for a work top for a short while causing slightly more damage. I made an Oak patch to repair the veneer. I can clearly see now that was wrong because it is made of something more like Elm.
The secondary wood is Pine. It has a nice beaded detail on the front with two serpintene drawers, a curved top and a simple look.
It has served us well and traveled to many countries and back again. Now it is off to the antique shop.
Thanks for looking, Roz

I used over the counter wood filler and it shows up very well, but that is not what I wanted of course. The finish is Golden Oak and urethane. My guess is that it was originally intended as a painted country piece but I did not realize this at the time. I was too eager to refinish it. I did a lot of learning on this piece.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#1 posted 06-04-2012 05:09 PM

another nice one terry, but in the picture i can see a drop dead gorgeous piece i would like you to post pictures of, please…...and when are you going to come see me, i know you have to see your mom, who lives this way…i sure would like to meet you …but i have loved all the pieces you have posted…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 06-04-2012 06:27 PM

It still looks good in spite of the mistakes.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 06-04-2012 11:20 PM

Nice dresser, Terry.

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#4 posted 06-05-2012 04:40 AM

Hey Grizz, I’ll have to do that. I am busy now and Mom is very ill.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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