Thomas Walnut Dresser: The Build is Complete! Now on to finishing…


I am excited to announce that the build portion of the Thomas Walnut Dresser is complete! Tonight I trimmed and fitted the last four drawers and sanded the entire piece to 320p grit. The entire piece has been wiped down with mineral spirits and tomorrow finishing will begin. This has been a long, fun, educational process for me and I’m excited to get this delivered as soon as possible. Pictures below!

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Here’s the front of the dresser, with continuous grain across the whole piece, left-to-right and top-to-bottom. The splotchy look is because it’s partially wet with mineral spirits.

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Here are the bases, wet with mineral spirits. I think they’ll look good underneath!

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Left side, looking down the front. That grain pattern reminds me of the trees in the Wizard of Oz (see below) and remember, the sides match!

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So tomorrow it’s sanding, applying shellac, and then wipe-on varnish.

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