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Project by zaschaffer posted 05-29-2014 02:13 PM 1071 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a red grandis dresser. I put raised panel sides on it and ogee style feet. The hardware is Italian and it was finished with 3 coats of sprayed on polyurethane. (also for those of you that might notice those aren’t burn marks on the drawer fronts i just have lack luster photography skills.)

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#1 posted 05-29-2014 04:20 PM


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#2 posted 05-29-2014 06:05 PM

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to work with red grandis. What were your thoughts in using that wood?

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#3 posted 05-29-2014 09:57 PM

howdy paxorion! Well my opinion of red grandis is that it’s the poor man’s mahogany. Many of the working aspects are relatively similar to mahogany. It is lighter in color and density. If you are big on staining stuff it would probably be a great wood for that because i built this roughly a year ago and it has yet to darken at all. Mahogany on the other hand will darken quite alot over that period of time. I also found it somewhat difficult to finish because it would soak in the spray in some spots and not in others giving it a blotchy look at first. personally i am going to pass on purchasing anymore (except for to build a mirror for that particular dresser if i ever get some time). Hope that helped a bit.

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#4 posted 05-30-2014 01:53 PM

zaschaffer – thanks for the feedback! that’s just the information I’ve been looking for (workability is predictable but finishing can be a pain).

-- paxorion

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