This dresser was given to me by a friend. It had been in a barn, then her shed, then her veranda. It was a mess and I DID NOT EVEN TAKE A BEFORE PICTURE! There had been a mouse nest at one time in the middle drawer and it was full of dead bugs.
One nice thing was that it was easy to pull apart and glue.
It was so filthy, I just put the drawers in our laundry sink and washed them in warm water.
I stained the maple top a dark oak, varnished, sanded, varnished and got a really good result.
I think my friend wants the dresser back!!!
March 1st-returned dresser to owner!