Arts and Crafts Dresser #6: Top and waiting

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Blog entry by BlueRidgeDog posted 02-17-2019 11:22 PM 743 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Finishing Carcass and Fitting Drawer faces Part 6 of Arts and Crafts Dresser series Part 7: Drawers Started »

I don’t have the wood for the drawers (other than the faces). I have a bunch of 4/4 ash, but to make 1/2” sides out of that is a lot of waste, so I am waiting on some 5/4 that I can re-saw (waiting on the weather actually to head to the hardwood lot).

I the interim period, I used epoxy to fill some knot holes and some aggressive tear out:

I stained the top then put the epoxy in so it would have the same color under the clear epoxy. After epoxy finishing I re-stained the top to address the sand-through areas that I developed using a cabinet scrapper and card scrapper on the epoxy:

The boards have good figure, but lots of small defects, but again the lumber is all locally sourced so you work with what you have.

Finally to pass the time I put in eight figure-eight washers in the carcass:

Though no images, I also put away a thousand tools and shoveled out the shop!

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#1 posted 02-18-2019 12:14 PM

What did you use for a stain? It really brought out the figure.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 02-19-2019 02:07 AM

What did you use for a stain? It really brought out the figure.

- EarlS

Oddly enough, I use Minwax Golden Pecan regular stain on my white oak and it gives a nice aged look to it. It is the same finish on the night stands that this pairs with. It is not as dark as amonia fuming and it leaves the rays to pop which is non-standard, but it is how I like it. I use on light coat.

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