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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:02 pm 
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Dresser project progress


This is model of 2 dresser’s I am building that I drew in sketchup. I am a bit of a beginner in sketchup and the model is not 100% accurate in relation to my final plan drawings.

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My first step in the project was to veneer 3/8” MDF panels for the side frame and panel assemblies. Curley maple veneer and ¾” cherry. Side frames are tongue and groove joinery done at the router table. The assembly is made a little over size in length so the ends can be trimmed to final size after glue up.

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The next step was to build the dust frames which are ¾” maple ply frame and panel with a ¼” panel, Dust frames are joined to the side panels with dadoes.

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Next step is to build the face and back frames. The back frames are a frame and panel assembly as well. I use the cutoffs from the curved styles to aid in clamping.


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The face frame joinery is pocket screws and glue. My plan calls for inset drawer fronts. I am dialing in the fit of the drawer fronts before I attach the face frame. I use 1/8” shims to gauge the gaps between the pieces. I carefully sneak up on the final dimensions of the drawer fronts with the joijnter to get the fit just perfect.

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That’s it for now. More progress when I make some.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:55 pm 
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Thanks, Dewayne! Love watching your builds. VERY informative and inspirational. Great looking work so far.


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Lookin' good! :-D Are you planning on using full extension metal drawer slides or going old school?

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Gene wrote:
Lookin' good! :-D Are you planning on using full extension metal drawer slides or going old school?


I am using full extension guides. The dressers will be around longer than I will be so I think it's good insurance for smooth operation in the long run.

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Excellent looking work Dewayne


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Very Nice indeed!! Are you building this for yourself?


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Totally EXCELLENT!


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Really nice design and off to a good start. Looking forward to more pictures of your progress, keep up with the good work!


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little bear wrote:
Very Nice indeed!! Are you building this for yourself?


Sorry Little Bear, I overlooked your question and haven't loged on in a while. The dressers are for my twin daughters. They are age 7 and all too familiar of how precious daddy's furniture is. They are very excited about the project and have helped with spreading a little glue during the assembly. Here is one of the more recent pics. Image

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