|Project by Rick||posted 07-24-2012 03:48 PM||1999 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
I found this solid birch dresser on craigslist for $125. Looked like it had a lot of potential so I snagged it and refinished it. The most interesting feature are the built-in curved handles.
The furniture company is Heywood Wakefield and the piece is most likely from the 50’s from what I gather.
This piece had been POORLY refinished previously so I had to paint the sides of the drawers in order to hide the horror. I also added full extension ball bearing drawer slides. Lined the bottom of the drawers with contact paper.
Stained with Minwax mahogany and finished with Minwax brush on Lacquer. It was the first time I had ever used a Lacquer and it seemed to dry too quickly making it difficult. To be fair it was over 100 degrees for 3 weeks straight with no rain and I did this in the hot garage.