Arts and Crafts Dresser #11: Wrap it up

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Blog entry by BlueRidgeDog posted 03-31-2019 05:41 PM 438 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Drawers Done - well mostly Part 11 of Arts and Crafts Dresser series no next part

Long fun project. The final steps were four coats of Osmo rubbed out with #0000 and woollube after coat 3.

For a modified Arts and Crafts design, I like it. If fits the intended space and use and works with some of my existing period pieces. I won’t go into the design details as they are included early on in the build series.

There are a few finish defects that I will scrape and touch up, but nothing dramatic. The top will not be attached until it is in-place (heavy enough as is).

There are knots on the top, a knot on drawer 3, two on drawer 9 and two on the arch. I used them as they were as the wood is locally harvested and milled and I don’t mind including them. Drawer 3 had especially nice grain and I could not let a knot doom that board. The knots in drawer 9 create an interesting effect when viewed in person. The side panels are stunning and turned out better than I imagined.

I have been walking around this five foot plus beast in the shop for months, so it will seem strange to have the floor space back.

For those that have followed along, thanks for your suggestions and participation. I will post it in projects when I finish my write up and can move my fingers correctly again! (rubbing with #000 turns my hands into meat hooks).

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#1 posted 03-31-2019 06:38 PM

beautiful work and a great design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 03-31-2019 08:06 PM

Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 03-31-2019 08:29 PM

My wife wants to know when I can make something that nice. Thanks for the work. ;+)

Very nice!!!!

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

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#4 posted 04-01-2019 12:52 AM

My wife wants to know when I can make something that nice. Thanks for the work. ;+)

- EarlS

You should make her one! Though the design, IMHO it is a bit masculine, I have that freedom as I keep my own house after learning that I choose poorly in matrimony.

It is not a hard build. I am not particularly skilled, just patient, tenacious and demanding of myself.

It was a lot of fun though and I only broke one router bit! It was a good justification for a nice LN block plane.

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#5 posted 04-01-2019 09:40 AM

Very nice and neat.
I like the tapered legs and the arched frame and panel sides

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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