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Project by SGTrombley posted 08-31-2020 11:32 PM 1756 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry dresser that I just finished for my daughters first apartment. Plans were done by Mike Pekovitch of Fine Woodworking. I learned much on this build. Especially how much nicer hand planed finish looks compared to sanded wood.





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pottz

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#1 posted 09-01-2020 12:34 AM

lucky daughter having a dad that can do work on that scale of quality.thats the way fine furniture should be made.nice work with wood matching also.beautiful work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 09-01-2020 12:39 AM

Very well done. I like the way the boards continue across the drawer faces .

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#3 posted 09-01-2020 01:06 AM

Beautiful wood and great design. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 09-01-2020 01:08 AM

Beautiful piece, looks like it was built to last, old school. Don’t find many like that these days. You have a lucky daughter.

Redoak49 – says it all with the grain match along the drawer faces. I like the simple pulls, which make the piece pop.

Job well done.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 09-01-2020 02:48 AM

Very nice. She will cherish it always. A family heirloom. Make sure you date it somewhere.

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#6 posted 09-01-2020 05:41 AM

Very nice build.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 09-01-2020 08:25 AM

OUTSTANDING!

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#8 posted 09-01-2020 09:52 AM

yes, Outstanding!

-- Petey

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#9 posted 09-01-2020 01:17 PM

Great job, she will love this Dresser.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 09-01-2020 03:07 PM

An heirloom, for sure! Could you say a little more about the hand-planed finish? Like did you use a smoothing plane? Cambered iron? No sanding at all?
Many thanks for posting.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#11 posted 09-01-2020 03:39 PM

Gorgeous – nice work!!!!

I’m supposed to make my daughter a dresser but she wants it painted. I’m having a hard time getting excited about paint, especially if it could look like yours.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#12 posted 09-01-2020 03:39 PM

No sanding at all. All surfaces hand planed with a jack and a smoother. The actual finish was a 1lb cut of shellac with Tried and True Varnish Oil applied over the shellac. Buffed it out with steel wool and Johnsons past wax.


An heirloom, for sure! Could you say a little more about the hand-planed finish? Like did you use a smoothing plane? Cambered iron? No sanding at all?
Many thanks for posting.

- BigMig


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#13 posted 09-01-2020 03:44 PM

Excellent job! Thanks so much for posting!

-- MAO (Indiana)

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#14 posted 09-01-2020 03:46 PM

I can understand that. I have only done one project that received paint. It was a small plant stand type table. It is hidden away somewhere in the house. I love the look of wood, fortunately my family shares my feelings. They seem to prefer cherry, so much of my stuff has been built out of cherry.


Gorgeous – nice work!!!!

I m supposed to make my daughter a dresser but she wants it painted. I m having a hard time getting excited about paint, especially if it could look like yours.

- EarlS


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#15 posted 09-01-2020 11:22 PM

Really nice. Your daughter will have it forever.

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

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