Small Dresser - Barn Wood Drawer Face

Submitted by CustomPulp on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 06:25

My son needed a dresser that would fit a small space (no more than 40 inches wide). I modified the Cabin Collection plans to fit the small space. Looking at the plan, I wanted to brighten up the wood and opted not to stain. Instead I purchased an airless sprayer and was very pleased with the finish. For the drawer faces, I found old barn wood. The barn wood was a little tricky because some of the boards were warped. I brushed the wood with a stiff nylon brush to bring out the deep grain texture of the wood. Finally, purchased bronze finished drawer handles. Very pleased with the outcome. Thanks for the plans. Can't wait to start my next project.

Estimated Cost
Lumber $90.00. Barn wood drawer fronts were free (driving around in the country looking for barns that have collapsed. Farmer agreed to give me enough lumber for 3 dressers). Promised I would mention his name in the post. Thanks, Jerry Parker!!!
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Dresser and Drawer fronts - Pine
Finish Used
Valspar interior - Dove White
Minwax Clear Polyurethane - Drawers
Drawer Fronts were not finished
Recommended Skill Level