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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Wake Forest, NC

    WIP daughter's dresser

    Here are a couple of pics of my current project, a dresser for my youngest daughter. Design is similar to something the LOML got from Pier 1 kids with a few changes. The center cubby hole has a door going in place. A friend told me this was actually a "gentleman's chest" as it had a place to store a hat, but I don't know about that.

    Couple things I have learned on this project - Never use plywood for drawer faces. What a PITA. Drawer guides - I need to figure out a better way. I was buying a t track with a plastic guide to mount on the drawer from Rockler for awhile, but they break a lot. So I figured I would just make a piece of square stock to guide the drawer. Drawers tilt some, so I have had to add some thin strips to the runners above.

    I will probably take a few more pics tonight when I get the kids to bed and get to go out and play in the shop. I hope to finish all my "tweaking" and sanding and be ready to finish tomorrow night. Plan to spray Target WB sealer and Target USL thru my HVLP convertible gun. Wish me luck.

    Question - I believe neander style says to use piston fit drawers. Can you do that on really wide drawers? Won't they get cocked/locked in the carcass?

    Well, here are the pics. Comments, criticism are always welcome.

    Here is a pic of the drawer runner thingys. Like I said, I have to come up with something better.
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    Here is a pic with all the drawers in. I screwed up the bottom drawer when I cut the dados for the cock bead and had to remake it from scratch.
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    Here is a completed drawer with cockbead and handle installed.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Wake Forest, NC

    dresser - unfinished

    Here it is with everything done but hinges and finishing.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Central NY State
    Way to go Travis. I'll look forward to seeing it completed. Lucky daughter you have there.

  4. #4
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    Nov 2006
    Houston, Texas
    Hey Travis, That is a real nice piece. Thanks for the photo up.
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  5. #5
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    Oct 2006
    nice dresser travis! your daughter will keep it for life....
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Southern Louisiana
    that's lookin nice travis. good job.

    she's a lucky girl


  7. #7
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    nice lookin dresser travis, how did you attach the cock bead to the drawer frts? looks like you got alot nice toys in that shop. and you definatly know how to use them.
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  8. #8

    That is really nice work, and good design! Watch out, LOUL will be doing more "shopping" and bringing home pictures for more projects!


    PS, I don't know if I'd personally try for a piston fit in a dresser, seems like a bit of overkill to me -- not exactly like a fine jewelry box. -- but then my opinion probably doesn't matter because you've completed the piece!

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