Repurposing a late 60's Dresser

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Project by TheeWoodShed posted 02-27-2015 01:15 PM 3306 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a 6 drawer dresser that was in dire straights… drawers broken, missing knobs and handles… so I took it into the shop and created porch bench. Still need to get a cushion for it, but like the storage with the botton drawers…

Pic 1: A stock picture of the dresser when it was new.
Pic 2: Sawed the sides, created arms and a backrest.
Pic 3: The boss sanding… lots of sanding.
Pic 4: Ready for paint.
Pic 5: Painted and ready to sell.

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#1 posted 02-27-2015 01:51 PM

Looks great. I could see a flat screen sitting on it instead of a cushion. The drawers could be filled with all sorts of electronic stuff

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#2 posted 02-27-2015 04:11 PM


-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 02-28-2015 01:17 AM

Love the idea, I never would have seen that far ahead from that particular piece. I see those things at Goodwill and estate sales all over the place, looks like I have a new project!

-- You can never have enough clamps. Can you please tell that to my wife?

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#4 posted 02-28-2015 09:58 PM

Great way to think outside of the box. I really like the finish you applied. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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