This is an antique oak dresser I recently purchased. I had some rebuilding to do. I replaced the bottom and fixed/rebuilt the dovetail drawers. I did replace the veneer on the top two drawers. It isn't a difficult task. Just ask and I will explain the process. I do wish though that I had gone online and purchased some quarter sawn oak veneer. It would have matched better than what I purchased from a local home improvement store. I replaced all of the hardware. I purchased it from Kennedy's online. The hardware finish is called aged brass. If you have solid brass hardware you can purchase a "brass ager" quite cheaply. There was a mirror attached to the dresser at some time. I am going to build a mirror to match that I will hang on the wall above. I am also looking to build a back splash for the back of the dresser. I think I may purchase an antique oak pediment (decorative door header) to make the back splash from.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
White and Red Oak
The stain is Minwax aged oak gel stain. I used two coats. I wiped the stain down with a cotton rag a few minutes after applying the stain. The stain was brushed on. I used three coats of Minwax oil based polyurethane. This was brushed on as well. I will give the finish about a month to cure and will apply a coat or two of Briwax to protect the finish.
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