Dresser Refinishing Project

This was right after we purchased at a local thrift shop

Prepping the top for striping the old finish

Totally stripped

This is one of the false feet from the front, which we do not like. We will place the false feet with a new stretcher across the front of the dresser.

The is the new foot stretcher. This is made from Ash and here it is freshly cut from the bandsaw

Here is the side after stain and shellac have been applied



Here is the new front stretcher after having been stained to match the rest of the dresser.


This is prep for the new veneer facing of the drawer front. The veneer is wetted with a special solution and then sandwiched between heavy, flat board with weight added. This will help insure they’re perfectly flat when applied to the drawer fronts.

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After the veneer panels were flattened, they were then glued into place on each of the drawer fronts. Here the top drawer front is being test fitted. The blue tape holds the 6 separate pieces together.


This is the drawer front after having the glue applied. There is a piece of plywood adding equal gluing pressure across the entire front from the clamps.


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