Crabtree Woodworks

Custom Wood Furniture / handmade in Wichita, Kansas

Maple Dresser and Nightstands

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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2 comments on “Maple Dresser and Nightstands

  1. Stephanie S
    June 21, 2011

    Your work is beautiful. I am Sheila sister, (the one married to her husband’s brother). She told me about a quilt stand with glass that you have. Do you have any pictures of it? I might be interested in getting one or having you make one I should say!

    • Crabtree Woodworks
      June 21, 2011

      Thank you. The quilt case is not quite finished yet. Pics of it will be on my site in the next couple of months. If you subscribe to my site an Email will be sent to you when I have added this. I also have a quilt wall frame , much like a picture frame I will be adding to the site soon. This may interest you also Thanks again!!!
      Mark C

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