Wood ID please
Bought a cheap old 5-drawer dresser at the swap meet, and what I assumed would be a sturdy locally made utility dresser in crap pine turned into something else entirely ....
Is it walnut, cherry or mahogany? All I can say is it's not pine.
The before is all the alligatored old finish, after the chicken poop and decades of barn dirt had been scrubbed off. The bottom is after Formby's refinisher and a lot of patient scrubbing. needs more, but I'm really curious.
It has brass keyhole inserts, metal inserts where the original knobs would have been (alas, they were replaced by copper 1950s knobs)
More pictures of the whole chest will follow, but I have a plumbing crisis to deal with today.