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Shaker dresser ending touches – FineWoodworking

I favor oil-based wiping varnishes when ending cherry. They’re straightforward to use and produce a delightful richness because the patina deepens over time. I end all exterior cherry surfaces and either side of the highest with two to 3 coats of Waterlox unique sheen earlier than including a remaining topcoat of Waterlox satin sheen. For a conventional contact, I exploit a scrub aircraft to subtly scallop the surface faces of the again boards earlier than putting in them, leaving a tactile shock at any time when somebody runs their hand there. All inside surfaces, the again boards, and the underside of the dresser are sealed and completed with two skinny coats of clear shellac. (The inside is simple to complete with the rear dividers eliminated.) Drawer interiors and sides additionally get clear shellac, evenly sanded with 320-grit sandpaper, and buffed with paste wax.

Tom placing a light colored piece of wood in slots mounted in the case.
Set up the mud partitions and rear dividers. The mud partitions are a conventional contact, so McLaughlin takes the normal route by beveling their undersides to suit into the net frames’ grooves. After these are in, slide the rear dividers in place dry, and screw the highest one to the drawer information.
Shims assist house shiplapped backboards. Beginning on one finish and shifting over, set up the
boards with screws. Briefly inserting 1⁄16-in. shims between every retains them evenly aligned.

You can get the full-size plans for this project at Tom’s website!


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