Custom Wood Furniture / handmade in Wichita, Kansas
This project involved building a dresser and two nightstands to match an existing sleigh bed the customer already owned. I went for an art deco style with beaded drawers. I used maple ply and solids, with poplar as the secondary drawer wood. Side drawer runners were made from red oak.
The customer is a Kansas University Alumnus, so I added a little extra surprise for the top drawers in the nightstand. The top drawers are faced with top trim. This makes for a surprise when one figures out they open into drawers as well.
The color is a mix of antique cherry and black aniline water dye. I experimented with the mix until the color matched the existing bed. I then finished with several coats of “General finishes Arm-R-Seal satin topcoat. Hand rubbed finish. Clicking on the crabtree woodworks logo will take you back to home page.
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