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Building for my wife, I modeled this chest of drawers after the old sideboard pictured in the first blog of the series "Building for the Wife". The posts, drawer fronts and top are knotty ponderosa pine and the panels are aged sugar pine. I finished the case and drawers with three coats of Watco teak oil. I filled the pine top with one coat of Watco teak oil, five coats ordinary semi-gloss polyurethane, sanding the material largely off until the knots and pores were full, and then finished it with five thin coats of satin wipe on poly so that the surface is hard and smooth. I built the breadboard out of hardwood for durability and function. It is made of beech, with iron wood edges and a maple front. I finished the breadboard with 2 coats of Watco cutting board oil. The breadboard moves in and out easily, tilting down less than 1/4 inch when extended. I finished the ironwood drawer glides with one coat of Watco cutting board oil. The drawer glides work flawlessly, moving smoothly and quietly with no hangups.

Thank you for looking, I hope you like it and I hope my wife likes it.

John

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That's a beautiful piece of work, John. Please, please guard it from her paintbrush.
 

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Very nice work!
 

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lol. Thanks for the encouragement! Mark I will see if I cant fix her horse jump stand things or a gate and get her headed outside away from the kitchen with her pail of latex enamel.
 
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