The 8 Drawer Tall Dresser project is all wrapped up and waiting to be moved into my daughter’s bedroom to finally be put to work.
I’ve really enjoyed the entire process and can say, without hesitation, there’s very few things I’d do differently if and when I build another one (and yes there’s a chance I’ll be doing just that if a few friends have their way.)
Just in case the color isn’t coming through very well in the pictures, the body of the dresser is a beautiful “Salem Red” Milk Paint from Old Fashioned Milk Paint Store, and the drawer fronts & knobs are all coated with Chalkboard Paint.
To help add a little extra protection (and to give it a little bit of a luster) at the last minute I sealed the Milk Paint in a couple coats of a water-based polyurethane.
The results speak for themselves. I’m very proud of the finished project and hope my daughter will love it for all the years it gets used from this point forward.
For those who are interested, I did take the time to record the finishing process. The footage includes prepping the project for painting, mixing the Milk Paint, applying the paints, more surface prep and then finally applying the top-coat.
In the meantime a full set of detailed plans are available for sale thanks to Brian Benham of Benham Design Concepts. You can find them by visiting our new “Digital Downloads Store” by clicking here.
Now that the tall dresser is completed here’s your opportunity to see all the bonus footage originally exclusive to Patrons of Matt’s Basement Workshop. From my thoughts on the design process, to selecting and milling rough stock, assembling the components, and then eventually to finishing it all with milk paint and so much more.
All this great content is now available to purchase and download, or rent and watch, to help you build this amazing dresser in your own shop. For more information visit my Video-on-demand page at Vimeo.com by clicking here.
Thanks for watching and for all your support, more great projects are coming soon.