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Project by jeepersparky posted 07-18-2008 01:39 AM 1896 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just started a couple of years ago with wood working. This is my latest project, a cherry dresser. I am finding out that finishing is an art in itself that I have alot to learn.

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#1 posted 07-18-2008 01:50 AM

Gorgeous piece of work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 07-18-2008 01:52 AM

Nice piece of furniture. I think your finish looks geat. Congratulations.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#3 posted 07-18-2008 02:15 AM

Very nice. Looks like you’ve got the cherry finishing procedure down. What did you use on it? Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 07-18-2008 02:40 AM

I used a combination of minwax sedona red and a cherry stain. With old Masters super varnish. Next time I would like to try a Laquer finish, but I am not sure how hard that will be.

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#5 posted 07-18-2008 03:16 AM

thats really nice, after the bookcase I am building I might bite off your design, are the sides cherry plywood or did you use solid lumber throughout?

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#6 posted 07-18-2008 03:53 AM

Very nice work, beautiful dresser

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#7 posted 07-18-2008 04:43 AM

Nice looking unit. You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 07-18-2008 04:44 AM

Very Very Nice dresser

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 07-18-2008 04:46 AM

Nice looking bedroom dresser. Beautiful wood. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 07-18-2008 04:50 AM

Very nice, looks like you got the art of finishing down prety good.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#11 posted 07-18-2008 04:51 AM

I did the sides and back in cherry plywood, the top and the front are solid cherry.

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#12 posted 07-18-2008 06:13 AM

I like everything about this (the style, the wood choice, hardware, construction)...great job… it is a beautiful piece.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#13 posted 07-18-2008 06:18 AM

The finish is great and I like the brasses. I also like the proportions.

-- John

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#14 posted 07-18-2008 08:44 AM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#15 posted 07-18-2008 04:04 PM

Hi Jeepers;

Are you SURE you only started a couple years ago?

Fabulous project. What you’ve learned about finishing is serving you well.

Cherry is a difficult wood to finish.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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