Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Finished!!!! ...the buffet that is

We accomplished a major house milestone last weekend.  We are so proud to actually have a project completely done.  Well, except for maybe rubbing some furniture wax to the underside of the drawers to help them move a bit more smoothly.  We found that it was a little more difficult than expected to install the offset drawer pulls.  The knobs (they no longer sell in unlaquered brass-I found these in the seconds clearance dept. at Rejuvenation) were a cinch after finishing the pulls.  While I wish I could have found some antique pulls and knobs, I am quite happy with the results.  

Anyways, here are some pictures of the complete buffet:

Steps to install pulls:
1. Find center point of cabinet by finding where two diagonals of drawer  meet.

2. Make a template that aligns with center and top of drawer.

3. Lay pull on side to mark where holes in pulls line up with center point of pull and drawer.

4.  Lay template on wood, aligning two center points, and use hole punch to mark where to drill

5.  Pray you've marked it right and drill away
6. Screw  it all in and enjoy!

Staining this puppy-what a project!  6 coats after you account for pre-stain conditioner, 2 coats of stain and 3 coats of polyurethane...mid October 2010 on the front porch
love the storage that this piece provides, I was actually able to bring some serving pieces and baking dishes up from the basement and finally have my soup pot upstairs and in my kitchen!

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