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Project by rzietlow posted 11-15-2013 04:02 PM 1265 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Of course bunk beds need matching dressers, so I also made these out of poplar. The drawers are dovetailed on all joints. I used classic wooden slides. I used birch plywood for the cases work. When testing stains on different woods I couldn’t believe how good the poplar came out so we went with poplar. I used General finishes antique cherry water based stain. I sprayed 5 coats DEFT satin top coat. Rubbed it with 0000 steel wool between each coat. Then buffed it out with minwax furniture wax.

-- Rob, The Ranch





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Dutchy

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 04:14 PM

Two beautiful dressors. You did a great job. Is it yellow poplar (Liriodendron Tulipifera).?

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 04:17 PM

Tell us about your finish technique on the poplar. It looks fantastic!!!

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rzietlow

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#3 posted 11-15-2013 04:24 PM

I used General finishes antique cherry water based stain. I sprayed 5 coats DEFT satin top coat. Rubbed it with 0000 steel wool between each coat. Then buffed it out with minwax furniture wax.

-- Rob, The Ranch

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#4 posted 11-15-2013 04:32 PM

Nice project. Really like the curve of the sides.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#5 posted 11-15-2013 05:40 PM

Nice work. Good job on the finish of the poplar.

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 11-15-2013 05:48 PM

very nice matching dressers….beautiful wood and excellent joinery… You did an awesome job on them…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#7 posted 11-15-2013 07:42 PM

Very nice looking dressers ,great job.

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Surfside

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#8 posted 11-15-2013 09:21 PM

I love the design and I see a lot of care and attention to detail you put on this project!

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 11-16-2013 09:48 AM

Very nice… Great set of dressers…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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flynryan2

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#10 posted 11-16-2013 01:10 PM

I am very impressed with that finish on Poplar. I had no idea Poplar good look so fancy. Great Job!

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#11 posted 11-16-2013 04:36 PM

Very classy work, would you mind me asking how much time you invested in the actual build and then time for finishing.

The stain and finish really makes them look outstanding, well done.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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rzietlow

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#12 posted 11-16-2013 06:01 PM

I spent about 6 weeks total them. Roughly 100-120 hours. Maybe 20 hours on the finish. I didn’t really keep close track of it.

-- Rob, The Ranch

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rzietlow

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#13 posted 11-17-2013 03:38 PM

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-- Rob, The Ranch

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XrayJay

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#14 posted 11-18-2013 12:52 PM

NEVER would have thought Poplar! Looks great.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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Fishinbo

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#15 posted 11-19-2013 08:01 PM

Beautiful and well made dressers. Like the design and the finish, matches the girl’s beds. Great job!

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