Tom’s Chest of Drawers completed

Chest of drawers nearing completion. Top and back slats will be installed once in the house.
Chest of drawers nearing completion. Top and back slats will be installed one in the house.

It has been a few months since I last posted about the Chest of Drawers (aka Dresser) build. Seemed to me that I was jumping around from section to section without good photo opportunities to create a unified “story” or even chapter. Finally this chest of drawers has been completed and resides in the house. I even have put some clothes in it. I have enjoyed marveling at this piece with its rich color and stunning figure.

The drawer pulls are Sapodilla which was also acquired from Greener Lumber. That is also material they salvaged from rivers in Belize. I’ve had a few of these quarter-sawn boards for some time. I must have ordered by mistake. Probably thought I was on a Mahogany page when ordering. It is a nice choice for the pulls as it is harder than Mahogany. While porous, it took a nice finish and feels great in the hand.

I’ll take a look at my photos and may find some groups that merit separate entries to fill in the story of this long project. I began in June of 2014 and completed at the end of January 2015. I usually take my time with projects, but in this case I purposely spread it out to savor the great material and process.

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