Now THAT certainly sounds weird, doesn’t it?
It looked sort of like this one. → But it was in rough shape, and only had the wood apron.
I persuaded the Mr. Neighbor to help me haul it up mom’s driveway, and I spent the next few hours demo’ing it down to the few “good” parts! Then added them to my other cOOl parts stockpiles! ; D
Cut to NOW, and, I have an idea!
I retrieved the apron to take a fresh look at it and check out the size. Uh huh—perfect!
So, after making a few marks,
- I took it to the chop saw and made some specific miter cuts.
- Glued and nailed the mitered returns.
- Sanded the profile down to the raw wood (mostly), and shaped the oddly matched, mitered return-joints with a belt sander.
- Grabbed a fairly clear Aspen board to create a contoured top— which I cut with a jig saw, then routered a beveled edge, and secured to the decorative profile.
Still with me? Easy, right?
Now I just need to decide on a finish!
Oh! BTW—my newest map~luggage handled dresser was sold in just less than 24hrs at the antique mall! Since it really didn’t get any exposure, I’m tempted to make a quick replacement to go right back in its place.
I don’t know—would that be pressing my good luck?