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This cute little chest of drawers was obviously old, but I didn’t know how old until I saw its rare joinery. Pinned-joints aka half-knapp joints were the precursor to knapp-joints and were only made between 1860 and 1870 (before the knapp joint).

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I’m not sure what type of wood was used, but the grain on the top was not very easy to work with. I sanded it down and pre-stained but it still didn’t take the stain as evenly as I would have liked. You can see the outline of some of the planks used. I first stained in Espresso but it looked horible, so I sanded again and gave special walnut a try. It looked much better.
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The chest was painted in Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint Linen White. I highlghted the pulls and detail in silver because the rubbed bronze I used first was boring.
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You can see the different coloured pulls as was trying to decide which was to go. The brown stands out more but it is also what is expected. The silver is a bit more fun.
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