Refinishing an Old Dresser

When I got my first apartment my parents sent me with this dresser. It had been sitting in an attic in Alabama for years and despite a few attempts with some "wood restorer" it was quickly dying. When I finally decided to restore it, I took it apart and realized it was missing tenons and most of the glue had dried to a point of no longer working. I'm not entirely sure how the whole thing was staying together.

I made new stretchers, scraped off old glue, added new glue, and replaced parts. I took off some of the decorative elements including a kick plate that left a big hole in the bottom which I had to fill. Fortunately this added some extra stability to the whole thing too.

I stained the drawers in such a way to look like old leather. The dark edges against the glossy white carcass emphasizes the drawers and reduce the overall visual weight of the object.

Gallery (sonechko)

a Ukrainian word that means "sunshine"

Sonech•co is a "design consulting" firm which is the best way for us to say that we do anything. We do architecture and toys. We do web design, logo design and branding. We do furniture and interior design.