The American Empire Era Chest with it's new hardware and final finish.

The American Empire Era Chest with it’s new hardware and final finish.

I made it! With the final coats of lacquer applied, buffed and waxed out and with all of the new period hardware installed, this chest has returned to it’s grand days.  To see this project in it’s entirety, you can refer to the post titled Restoring a 19th Century Chest.  However, with this final post, I made a small video to talk about the dragging drawer issues on these old large pieces of furniture. Bear with me, it is not Hollywood, but you get a good look at the chest and get a good tip on how to stop those nagging dragging drawers.

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