8-Drawer Dresser Made from Reclaimed Gangway Planks and Barn Wood

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#1 posted 08-22-2012 11:16 PM

Looks great nice job

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#2 posted 08-22-2012 11:27 PM

Love the look of the wood, looks nice.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#3 posted 08-22-2012 11:44 PM

love the look just wondering how easy the drawers open and close with the wood to slide on.

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#4 posted 08-22-2012 11:47 PM

great job

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 08-23-2012 12:18 AM

Don, great question. They slide very nicely but that takes a bit of effort. Sanded to 320 and used soap on rails.

Will post photo of how I did rail construction but don’t snicker at me.

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#6 posted 08-23-2012 12:33 AM

Wax is also great for sliding drawers. Welcome, Schmitz! :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#7 posted 08-23-2012 02:57 AM

Great use of reclaimed wood !

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

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#8 posted 08-23-2012 10:44 AM

welcome to LJ’s I like that you reclaimed/recycled..very nice piece.

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#9 posted 08-23-2012 03:00 PM

Beautiful piece. I love the design and color. Very nice job !!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 08-23-2012 04:31 PM

Great work and I love the way you chose the wood for the frame and drawers.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#11 posted 08-23-2012 04:35 PM

Great job! Reclaimed wood always seems to give even more character to great pieces!

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#12 posted 08-23-2012 04:54 PM

Like the visual of your piece. Do you know what spieces of wood the thethreshing boards are? Did you mill the wood or have it milled since you mentioned not having a lot of tools? Wabi-Sabi

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#13 posted 08-23-2012 05:00 PM

They told me that the threshing boards were 150 year old white pine. It’s very soft for the most part. I’m happy to send you a scrap board if you PM your mailing address.

You can see the photos of the rough material on my blog. They are about 2” thick and I left them their original thickness. All I did is rip them to the same approx width and then used my chop saw to cut lengths. I have a planer but didn’t use that at all. So basically all I did was rip, chop and sand.

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#14 posted 08-23-2012 05:14 PM

recycle man recycle!!!!! Like it!

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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#15 posted 08-23-2012 09:30 PM

I love projects using recycled lumber and your dresser is a stunning example. The colors and simplicity of design blend to make a very attractive piece. I cant wait to see your next project. Oh and welcome to LJs! You are an instant hit with a top three right off the bat.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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