|Project by knothead||posted 01-05-2014 01:19 PM||973 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
After dozens of smaller “Skill Building” projects that I have made, mostly as gifts for others I have finally started to feel comfortable in tackling some large furniture items…........
This is a dresser that is the first piece of a bedroom suite I am putting together, It is constructed of Cherry with Poplar secondary wood, hand dovetailed drawers with solid poplar bottom panels, Wooden Drawer guides, stops to prevent you from pulling them out of the carcass, turned knobs, Simulated pegged joinery, and many coats of General Finishes Polyurethane, applied over the course of 2 weeks and then after full cure polished to silky smoothness with McGuires Automotive polishing Compound and Glaze. inspiration is a mixture of Shaker with a slight, very slight contemporary flair.
I am not so good about taking “In Process” or build photographs….I get so wrapped up on the process I simply forget to take them so sadly, this is the only suitable photo of this project, the next one will be documented more completely for those that have an interest.
This is the first piece, next up is the Armoire, then the Bed and two Nightstands. I remember shopping around for a replacement for the worn, mid quality bedroom that is left over after 35 years and one divorce and finding that the bedroom set I was looking for really doesn’t exist and what I did find was medium quality and priced way too high for what it was. That inspired me to build my own…..After building this dresser I can easily see why custom equivalents are priced as high as they are. It will be well worth it when finished.
-- So Much Wood - So Little Time! --