Curbside find: tiger oak chest!

March 13th, 2012 in member junk     
JunkAlley JunkAlley, member
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I love the design of these drawers, and how they overlap on the sides.
Done and in its new home. Still need to find some good knobs for the top drawers. The angle on the front is a bit of a challenge.
On the day of its rescue.
I love the design of these drawers, and how they overlap on the sides.

I love the design of these drawers, and how they overlap on the sides.

As I drove by it at 45 mph on the way to drop off my daughter at school, I wasn't quite sure what I was seeing. A quick glimpse in the rearview mirror only teased me further. The design looked old, but there was no way to tell for sure.

So I dropped my daughter off, then rushed back to the house where I saw this chest, hoping to beat both the bulk trash collection and anyone else who might have a mind to pick it up from the curb. 

When I got there, I knew what I had, but I also knew I had some work ahead of me. The top was ruined, water damaged and stained by who-knows-what. On the right, the veneer and the thin ply beneath it had become separately delaminated from the rest.

But with a few hours of 220 grit sanding, some wood glue and stain, I was back in business with a beautiful, tiger oak chest of drawers. And best of all, the restoration took less than four hours!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wood, furniture, bedroom, brown, traditional

Comments (5)

CottageElements writes: Beautiful piece, lucky find!

Lani Posted: 9:42 pm on March 15th
MakinItHappen writes: Well, you've done it again! What a great job you did; hard to believe it took less than 4 hours. Bravo!!! Posted: 8:20 am on March 14th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Truly a beautiful piece! I like that you kept it the wood tone too in this day and age of paint on everything. Very nice!

Donna Posted: 7:51 pm on March 13th
gadgetsponge writes: Way to go! That's a fantastic find. You did a great job restoring it. Before I read your post, I thought you found it that way. Tiger Oak is always a bonus. Posted: 2:56 pm on March 13th
annebell writes: WOW! The things people throw away! You did such a fabulous job with this rescue~it's an absolutely beautiful piece. Posted: 8:17 am on March 13th
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