Seven Drawer Dresser #2: Ready for the Finishing Room

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Blog entry by hammcrafted posted 08-18-2012 04:53 PM 5242 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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1, 2 – skip a few – 99, 100 – skip a few more – 175, 176 dovetails later, quite a bit of sanding and the dresser (or is it a chest of drawers?) is ready for it’s paint job. There are only two parts left to make – the drawer pulls and the tills that will go in the small drawers. I’m figuring that the pulls and tills will keep me busy while the paint dries. The inside will be finished with shellac. I only have another three days at school for the summer so we’ll see how far I get.

176 dovetails (including the 12 that hold the horizontal and vertical dividers in place) with eight more in the two tills on the way. I’m in the 135 – 150 hour range.

The original plan was to just go with yellow and green but I spent some time with a color wheel and saw that yellow and green are the split complements of purple so I thought that this pink would work with the green and yellow I have chosen. I’m really hoping that the extra color and the detailed paint job will help this be a portfolio piece.

Here are the colors (taken from Farrow & Ball) that I will be using. After doing some samples these are not the real colors (the green is particularly off here but the color on the front of the sample pot is right on). I’ll be using their eggshell finish.

Thanks for reading!

-- Charles -

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Rob Drown

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#1 posted 08-19-2012 01:09 PM

Beautiful joinery, really nice work.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#2 posted 01-10-2013 04:28 AM

Those are some clean lookin dovetails. Great job on this one.

-- Kyle

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