recycled dresser

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Project by joey posted 09-18-2007 03:04 AM 2716 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I couldn’t find a home for this old dresser so I decided convert it into a kitchen hutch. the dresser was all ready white so I gave it a good sanding, and the plywood for the upper section was from my saw table that I just rebuild. I started by priming both pieces orange, then mixing a glaze using artist oil paints and poly I build up about 4 coats adding a little black in the mix each time. the top has a base coat of black paint and then I used a mixture of black glaze on top I think I use five coats of poly sanding between each coat. the pine and bead board are also leftovers from a job and they just got coated with plain old poly. the only think I had to buy for this peice was the pulls and if they wasn’t drilled at 2.5 I could of gotten away with some out of by box of many pulls, I know I could of filled and re drilled but the wife found some pulls that she like and you guessed it the just happened to be 2.5 and $5 apiece I still got cheap with a really nice piece of furniture. Now, all them people that I tried to give that old dresser to say they would glad to take it off my hands now.

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 09-18-2007 03:07 AM

What a great use of a piece of furniture that may have otherwise have been discarded.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 09-18-2007 03:16 AM

Unusual…..but very nicely done! The color on the dresser is beautiful.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 09-18-2007 03:19 AM

Great way to revive a castoff! Good work.

-- Robb

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#4 posted 09-18-2007 05:30 AM

Thats cool.

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#5 posted 03-16-2008 12:03 AM

Wow – what a wonderful new kitchen item you created. Beautiful and so useful! I am so at home on this site… :D

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