I'm about half way through building the 6 drawere cherry dresser form
Solid cherry panel in frame ends with solid cherry front & rear bottom
stretchers. A plywood carcass with drawer supports is then screwed into the
end panels and strechers. The cherry top then screws into the carcass.
I'm planning to finish with oil/varnish/mineral spirits to match the bed I
made last year.
My questions are;
1 Do I finish the cherry before attaching the carcas so I can protect both
sides of the cherry from moisture and uneven movement or just finish the
outside after it's all together? Seems to me that I should finish all sides
of the cherry.
2. do I finish the inside and outside of the maple playwood carcas and draw
supports or leave them unfinished? Looking at some commercial dressers I've
seen unfinished wood on the inside.
Thanks for any advice