Dresser - first indoor project

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Project by Shawn LaFleur posted 05-21-2015 08:29 PM 1232 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First indoor wood working project. It is made of all birch ply and iron on edge banding. Real wood is incredibly expensive around here ($18 bf for walnut). Plywood is at least better then particle board furniture they sell at the big box stores.

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#1 posted 05-21-2015 09:05 PM

Very nice. Love the stain and finish job. May I ask what your process was to finish the birch plywood and manage blotching?

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#2 posted 05-21-2015 09:18 PM

No Kiddin’

I want to know how you finished that as well! It looks fantastic and I have 3 dressers to build here real quick. I too would like to use ply for them because I think the recipients will just beat them up anyway so I don’t want to spend a fortune on materials.

-- So Much Wood - So Little Time! --

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Shawn LaFleur

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#3 posted 05-21-2015 10:05 PM

I used minwax pre-stain wood conditioner, one coat of Varathane oil based wood stain (Red Mahogany), and 4 coats of minwax satin rub on poly. Sanding with 400 and 600 grit.

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Shawn LaFleur

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#4 posted 05-21-2015 11:40 PM

One more thing that might have helped with the botching – my garage was about -10 C when I stained it. Wood was pretty cold and it took a couple days to dry

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