Cherry Dresser for Wife
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  Re: Cherry Dresser for Wife by Bozz (FINALLY finished thi...)
Very nice!  All projects are a learning experience, that's part of the fun.
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  Re: Cherry Dresser for Wife by Bozz (FINALLY finished thi...)
Well done! No doubt the wife likes it!
I started with absolutely nothing. Now, thanks to years of hard work, careful planning, and perseverance, I find I still have most of it left.
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  Re: Cherry Dresser for Wife by Bozz (FINALLY finished thi...)
(03-05-2021, 01:03 PM)Bozz Wrote: FINALLY finished this cherry dresser for my patient wife.  The criteria was it had to match mine that I’ve had for ten years.  Worked out well, learned a lot about drawers and finishing, made lots of mistakes.  Glad it’s done!

Nice.  What was your finish?
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  Re: RE: Cherry Dresser for Wife by Randy C ([quote='Bozz' pid='7...)
(03-05-2021, 01:22 PM)Randy C Wrote: Looks very nice. I know that a project like that is a lot of work.

Thanks, Randy.  I didn’t think it was beyond my skill level, but it really was a LOT more work than expected.  I wasn’t able to work on it constantly so every now and again I had to relearn how to do some things.  The very tight drawer face tolerances were also challenging.
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  Re: RE: Cherry Dresser for Wife by Willyou (Really nice work! I'...)
(03-05-2021, 02:39 PM)Willyou Wrote: Really nice work! I've done a lot of work with cherry and love it. Beautiful style. Congratulations.
What is the finish? It's beautiful.

Thanks for the kind words!

My wife asked that the new dresser match the old one and I couldn’t seem to find one that did it directly so I came up with a rather unusual mix:
1-2 coats Sealcoat base layer diluted with DNA, with several drops of medium brown, golden brown and reddish brown Transtint added.
1 layer of General Finishes warm cherry.
3 layers of Minwax oil-modified water based Satin poly.  This topcoat was the best match for the matte finish on the other dresser.

Crazy, I know, but it did give me the tone and finish I wanted.  There are likely much easier ways but once I hit on that combination I had to stop experimenting and get on with the build.
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  Re: Cherry Dresser for Wife by Bozz (FINALLY finished thi...)
Very nice looking piece. Congrats!

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  Re: Cherry Dresser for Wife by Bozz (FINALLY finished thi...)
bozz can you post a closeup of those drawer handles, are they inset?
by the way it looks great
thanks
mike
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Very impressive dresser. Great job!
John
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  Re: Cherry Dresser for Wife by Bozz (FINALLY finished thi...)
Well done. Good job. Bravo.

I like cherry.
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  Re: RE: Cherry Dresser for Wife by wing nut (bozz can you post a ...)
[attachment=33843 Wrote:wing nut pid='7962516' dateline='1615060664']bozz can you post a closeup of those drawer handles, are they inset?
by the way it looks great
thanks
mike

Thanks, wing nut!  

These are not inset handles.


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