A friend gifted us an oak coffee table that came with a big void underneath. So it gathered 'stuff', as do all voids, they just have to be filled. Recently I saw an article about rolling storage for under beds and the void under the coffee table came to mind. I recently asked on this forum about faking oak. Numerous ideas were expressed, but I found a further idea from the stains that I have available to me. It may not look 100% like oak, but the colour difference between the original and my fake is quite good even if I say so myself.
The sides of the roller are 40x20mm pine, pocket screwed with plugs, rebated for 6mm plywood, stained english oak. The base is 12mm ply glued and screwed then routed flush. Wheel runners are 40x20mm pine eased, stained english oak, with 2 glue and screw blocks added.
The face is 18mm pine, 3 lengths make up the width, with a drawer pull routed in the center. the whole face was then given 2 coats of golden oak stain, rubbed down after the first, then a coat of dark red mahogany. Once this was dry I wiped excess off and it came up with a beautiful red/copper shine. The face was then given 4 coats of satin clear quick drying varnish. I used 2400 grit to rub it down between each coat. The result is as you see, a very close matching drawer front.
Now the negative..... Wish I'd just made the thing wider and put on drawer runners. Reason? Well we don't have wood floors, and the wheels sink into the carpets so the drawer has to be raised higher to allow for the sinking, so the bottom of the drawer doesn't rub on the carpet! Well, it works, my SO is happy with it, so it'll do for now. Maybe in the future I'll build a new drawer, wider so I can use drawer runners.