Greene inspired Night Stand #12: Dust panel solution

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Blog entry by ChicoWoodnut posted 05-03-2008 06:40 AM 3246 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Dust Panel construction - Thinking out loud Part 12 of Greene inspired Night Stand series Part 13: Reversing course - a Design decision »

I thought about this problem and came up with the following solution. This is one side of the dust panel. I will cut a shallow tenon on the end of the runner and an accompanying mortise in the leg to accept it. This will capture the runner when I assemble the side panel. The runner will have a long dado in which the dust panel will ride (with a long tenon). I started cutting it up tonight. The Sketchup model has been modified and I think I have all the joinery worked out.


I completed both dust panel frames.
Here is the frame all cut up.

And the frame in the case.

It was much easier than I thought. Enjoyable too!

-- Scott - Chico California

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#1 posted 05-03-2008 06:41 AM

You store dust in your furniture. What will everyone think of that?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 05-03-2008 06:42 AM

They will like it Karson. It’s magic dust.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#3 posted 05-03-2008 06:44 AM

Cool. I had no ideas myself, so I was curious what you’d do!

-- Eric at

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#4 posted 05-03-2008 12:21 PM

A good, solid solution.

When you open the drawer, won’t the magic dust escape?


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#5 posted 05-03-2008 03:04 PM

Scott – I admire the energy you apply to getting the details right

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#6 posted 05-03-2008 05:15 PM

Magic Dust doesn’t escape… It magically sits there. Come on … it’s MAGIC. And even if it wasn’t magic just the idea of getting that “Just Made” feeling of having dust on the furniture is a novelty item. Makes it worth more money. Hand Crafted covered in dust just like it was brought out of the shop. Not all smooth and just waxed like at the local furniture store. Anybody can have that.

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#7 posted 05-03-2008 11:48 PM

I just got done cutting and fitting the Dust Frame. I added a couple of pictures of it sitting in the case.

Obi, you are correct. The magic dust doesn’t escape. Its magical properties prevent that. However, occasionally you need to leave favors for the shop pyxies or it will slowly lose its potency and become normal dust. The pyxies really enjoy top shelf though. Don’t EVER try to pass off some well stuff as a pyxie favor. (I learned this the hard way)

Oh, I almost forgot. It is better to leave small favors often than large favors. Those pyxies can get annoying if they’v had too much.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#8 posted 05-04-2008 01:41 AM

Well the magic dust must not share properties with the magic smoke that makes computers work.

One liittle power outage & my trusty Sony refuses to boot up.

The magic smoke escaped!!!


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#9 posted 05-04-2008 05:37 PM

This is such a great project. I am looking forward to seeing the finished project.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#10 posted 05-05-2008 07:13 AM

This continues to look crisp and sharp…really neat work you’re doing!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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