Midcentury Modern Double Dresser Part 2

This is a continuation of Midcentury Modern Double Dresser Part 1:

Sam got around to finishing up this piece! I’m completely in love! This Double Dresser will go in our bedroom along with my Midcentury Modern Dresser.

Here’s the second part of this build:

The front molding was cut and applied with mitered corners:

A reclaimed oak barn wood cabinet with the front molding sitting on the table in front of it in a workshop

We like to use these clamps from Harbor Freight:

A reclaimed oak barn wood cabinet with the front molding applied using clamps

And then Sam made the drawer boxes! Did you know that the drawer boxes take just as long, or even longer to make than the box frame itself?

I missed some progress photos for the box building, but we can get on with the finishing touches. Sam built the boxes, stained them dark mahogany, attached the faces, and started placing the drawer rails.

A double cabinet with eight drawers, with the top two missing, built out of reclaimed oak barn wood

You can see that each one of these drawer fronts was a single board, cut in half and sequenced in its placing next to one another.

A double cabinet with eight drawers made from reclaimed oak barn wood with saw tooth marks and cathedrals, before installing drawer pulls or applying wax

And now that the drawers have been custom fit into their forever homes, we can stand back and admire!!

This shot really shows off the cathedrals through the saw tooth marks:

A reclaimed oak barn wood cabinet with saw tooth marks and cathedrals

And the bottom drawers have so much character!

A close up view of a reclaimed oak barn wood cabinet drawer with saw tooth marks and cathedrals

But so do the other drawers:

A close up view of a reclaimed oak barn wood cabinet drawer with saw tooth marks, knots and cathedrals

Next is the beeswax. The colors that a coat of wax brings out is truly stunning!

A custom reclaimed oak barn wood dresser with bees wax applied

And now for the pulls! They are the same pulls as the Mid Century Modern Dresser Sam built earlier.

We then set up four pieces of Sam’s furniture at my parents house for our wedding, and here’s a great staged photos we caught:

The finished piece!

A midcentury modern reclaimed oak barn wood double sided cabinet with brass pulls

The waterfall sequencing turned out perfectly:

A midcentury modern reclaimed oak barn wood double sided cabinet showing the water fall sequencing from the top flowing on to the side

And it matches the Midcentury Modern dresser to a T:

Two matching mid century modern dressers made from oak reclaimed barn wood with brass pulls

What a perfect wedding present! All leather lined.

I can’t wait to show you my new jewelry box!

With Love, Erika Nora

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