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11-15-2006, 04:34 PM
Wow! That's a winner!
The way you talked about the wood, I sure wasn't expecting something that refined. You did a superb job, especially on matching the drawer fronts. I love those bracket feet, too.
Where did you get the hardware? It certainly goes well with the piece.
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11-15-2006, 04:47 PM
Good lordy ... that's a mighty fine freebie!
Cherry's hard to match, did staining help even things out or did you get lucky with the colors? :)
11-15-2006, 05:05 PM
Geez, if you did that with free wood that you have complaints about, I can't imagine what something you build out of bought wood would look like.
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I've cut it three times and it's still too short!"
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Oh, did I mention we have hardwood as well?
11-15-2006, 05:19 PM
Thanks, I forgot to mention I`ve got a load of firewood from the stuff I couldn`t use. Cody I got the hardware from Rockler`s or Van Dykes, I`ve bought them from both they were the 2 1/2 inch between the screws. It was a slow go, I would take a 10 foot board and cut a couple of pieces out of it maybe 2 1/2 foot long each and trash the rest. Horton`s Brass also has good pulls ect. Barry
11-15-2006, 05:58 PM
Jason the color matched pretty well and then I used MIN-WAX cherry stain. I made one last year out of walnut and it had all kinds of sap wood showing and I used water based dye from Highland Hardware and you couldn`t even tell where it was,but it raises the grain and you haft to do a little more sanding. Barry
11-16-2006, 09:14 AM
Often the stuff toughest to mill turns out to be the purtiest, and such is the case with that stuff. And it is just gonna get better lookin as time and UV add to its character.
11-16-2006, 10:14 AM
What a kicka$$ dresser. Just love cherry and especially those thru dovetails you used for the drawer deviders.
Have always wanted to do the thru dovetails but haven't tried them yet.
Very nice job!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11-16-2006, 01:54 PM
That is gorgeous! Beautiful wood. I love the feet and the way they make it look so sturdy.
06-02-2010, 09:19 AM
Iíve made several chest but this was the only one Iíve made with totally free wood, and there was a reason it was free. My cousin has a saw mill and he had this cherry log laying there for over a year before I talked him into cutting it up before it ruined. It had all kinds of knots and he cut it way to fast and ever time he hit a knot I got a dip in the wood. Being it looked so bad he just gave it to me, then I waited a year and then I got to see how crocked and uneven it was, never worked with wood this bad. I saved the plywood from work as well as the drawer sides, the only thing I ended up buying was stain varnish and pulls. Must admit I might go back to buying wood, there was several boards I had to do a lot of hand plaining to get them straight enough to use. Made seven drawers before I got four that half way matched. Barry