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    Finally???

    Well, LOML said a few other things, but.....

    Here's a photo of the chest of drawers that I just finished. Actually, we've used it for a couple of years sans drawer fronts but now I finally got those done. It matches the other pieces I built for our master bedroom: the king bed with storage, bedside cabinets, and dresser.

    I started milling the material for the chest early in 2006 after finishing the dresser. Then, we decided to get out of Florida and started planning the move to Georgia. After getting my new shop in pretty good shape, I kept working at the parts for the chest and got it assembled, minus drawer fronts, in early 2008. One thing after another kept jumping up but now LOML has a finished piece, set and match!

    Edit: Material is primarily cherry. Base and top border are black walnut. Fronts will have to age a bit more to match the rest of the cherry due to me being slow. Thanks for pointing out that I needed to add this, Larry!
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    what is it made out of bill ?? those drawer frnts look like curly cherry but its a touch to red for that??? nice chest of drawers and i can see why she was after you to finish them those women just dont seem to have a sence of humor sometimes do they
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    The drawers worked didn't they . . . always in such a rush. That is beautiful Bill. Like Larry, you'll have to remind me of the material and finishing schedule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    The drawers worked didn't they . . . always in such a rush. That is beautiful Bill. Like Larry, you'll have to remind me of the material and finishing schedule.
    Yeah, the drawers worked! lol

    I worked the cherry in my usual way. When a sub-assembly was ready, I took outdoors for a suntan and gave it a good rubdown with BLO/naphtha in a 1/1 ratio, rubbing it in, then wiping it off after a few minutes. I do that two or three times, then just wipe any oil that continues to seep out. I let the assembly dry for a couple of weeks, checking for any seeping. Next, I seal with a couple of coats of de-waxed shellac (Sealcoat), then sand and topcoat. In this case, I used NC Lacquer and applied three coats. After curing for a few days, I rubbed out with rottenstone.
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    could you get us a close up of one of those drawer frnts bill?
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    also bill.. whats your secret to making a the walnut border on those pieces not open up the mitres on wet days or dry days? you have a wide panel between them and to me you should have some stretching in those panels on top which would open your mitres???
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    Wow, Beautiful! LOYL must be thrilled with it!

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    Wow, that's really nice
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    All great looking pieces Bill. I like them a lot, kinda have an art deco feel about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    All great looking pieces Bill. I like them a lot, kinda have an art deco feel about them.
    Exactly. I usually go wild over craftsman or G&G, but I really like the styling on this piece...
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