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Project by Rick posted 737 days ago 1333 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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BinghamtonEd

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#1 posted 737 days ago

Nice score! That is a beautiful piece and you did it justice.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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Roger

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#2 posted 737 days ago

Wow! You practically stold it. Really nice re-do

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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jack1

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#3 posted 737 days ago

Looks great.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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MonteCristo

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#4 posted 737 days ago

Good job of refinishing ! The drawer handles are interesting – never seen anything like that on other dressers.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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camps764

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#5 posted 737 days ago

Those curved handles are sweet man! I’ll definitely be adding that to my design notebook. Well done!

-- Steve. Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/campbellwoodworking or check me out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/campbellwoodworkingne

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#6 posted 737 days ago

Nice job on refinishing.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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