I worked a 12-hour day in the shop today! I just had to finish getting those drawers in.
Building the Drawer Boxes
This is the 1/2” Beech for the drawer sides:
I chopped it up and then machined the dovetails on my router table:
Assembling the drawer boxes:
Installing the drawer boxes
It took me a while to figure out how to install the Blum hardware.
But it looked good when It was in:
And then the drawers went in:
The Blum “Blumotion” drawer slides are pretty slick. They are the kind that slow down as they close.
The Drawer Fronts
I am gluing up the drawer fronts so that the grain (as well as the seems between the boards) will line up with the grain that goes across the two doors.
And finally the drawer fronts are in place and I installed the drawer pulls.
Since only part of the cabinet has been sanded it looked like different kinds of wood so I wet it down with water for the photos. It still looks a little blotchy but you can see the grain nicely.
I still have a TON of work to do. I know it looks like its almost done, but now that I know everything fits, I actually have to take it all apart to sand every part, do some fine-tuning here and there, and finish it.
Man, I am going to sleep GOOD tonight.
Total building time so far: 90 hours.
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