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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Work In Progress

Thrifty Pickin's was kind enough to gift me this broken down dresser. It was missing all but the bottom drawer. I forgot to get the picture until I already started working on it... par for the course.  But this picture does show some of the beautiful wood grain contact paper I stripped from this old dresser's lovely bones.
Whew! Was that ever way too much work! I might be inclined to never do that again. But once it was off and sanded down, I could begin working on restructuring. I knew I wanted to make this into a bar... because bars are quickly becoming my forte.  :) So I figured the top drawer support should go, but the second one would be a good height to set drinks and bottles and things.

So here she is with the pallet wood
cut to fit the top shelf. The smaller one below seems like the ideal place for horizontal bottle storage, but I didn't want things to fall through to the drawer below, so I cut a piece of Masonite to fit that shelf.
 A quick before and during photo.
And then after purchasing a couple of hole saws (I think I settled on 3 5/8" and 1 3/8") I began to tackle the bottle supports last night. Those things are super great! They would be even better on a drill press which nobody has given to me yet. I'm not quite sure why, because I would like one! So, long story, short, the drill died and I needed to do a battery charge before tackling the bottle neck support.

I'm so excited how this is shaping up. Once all the pallet wood construction is completed, I'm going to paint the interior and exterior before actually attaching the wood. But I believe the painting part will move quickly and before you know it, the piece will be a one-of-a-kind beauty! Stay tuned!

3 comments:

  1. Are you going to paint it or try to keep its natural wood look and make the wood grains pop with stain and varnish? Just curious because I'd be interested in purchasing a piece like this!! :) Looks great!

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    1. This is currently for sale at Thrifty Pickin's in Coon Valley, WI.

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  2. It is painted. Black exterior and light aqua on the inside. Pictures hopefully in the next week when it's completed!

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