|Project by lumberjoe||posted 06-05-2012 02:23 PM||1130 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This little dresser was a tag sale find she picked up for 7$. It was in absolutely terrible shape. It looks like someone attempted to refinish it by dumping ploycrylic all over it – literally pouring it on. There were huge pools of finish on the top, and the grain wasn’t even visible. My beautiful wife painstakingly sanded this down to bare wood. There are a lot of profiles and this took her quite some time. She then stained it with Minwax Ebony stain and finished with several, very even and very well applied coats of poly while buffing them out with steel wool. The knobs are new which she stained and also applied a few coats of poly. I can’t really identify the wood species although it looks to be maple. The top is one solid piece with beautiful grain. The drawers are laminated, also with really interesting grain.
This has to be very old judging by the construction methods and the fact there is not a single piece of plywood,hardboard, or any other manufactured material anywhere. The drawers are also hand cut dovetails. I think she did an amazing job. This is now a part of my daughters nursery, who just turned a year old on Sunday (pictured with Daddy)
I think she’s getting better at finishing than I am!