I want to thank all of you that have read my blog and encouraged me along the way. You provided some valuable advice. I have acquired some new skills and have thoroughly enjoyed it.
The dresser is made from quarter-sawn sycamore on the exterior and red oak on the non visible pieces. It is solid wood construction except for the plywood back and plywood drawer bottoms.
I dovetailed the drawers and used wooden drawer slides from Rockler.
To finish it, I used a coat of Transtint amber dye, followed by a coat of Transtint maple dye. I sealed it with four coats of gloss polyurethane.
This is a birthday gift for my 7 year old son. He really loves the knobs. I will probably change them when he gets a little older. The gloss finish makes the pictures of the knobs appear twice as long as they actually are. It also makes it a little difficult to take pictures because it reflects everything in the room.
The sycamore turned out pretty neat and the look of it changes quite a bit depending on the angle of the light.
My apologies if you have already seen this on the project page. I wanted to include it in my gallery of finished projects but also wanted to complete my blog.
Thanks for looking. Have a great Day.