Greene inspired Night Stand #18: Making Drawers

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Blog entry by ChicoWoodnut posted 08-10-2008 05:27 AM 3090 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Glue up + fitting and hanging doors Part 18 of Greene inspired Night Stand series Part 19: Making Lots of Ebony Plugs »

I have been building the drawers.

Here is a jpg of the model.

I started with some layout.

Then I cut the fingers with a jig I made.

I was left with this.

I ran a rabbett down the drawer side.

The drawer side fingers were left proud. I pillowed them with sandpaper.

More Pillowing

I was left with this.

A glueup.

I didn’t get a picture but I ran a dado on the sides for the backs to sit in and another all around for the drawer bottom.

Here it is with the bottom in.

I glued the beading to the top and bottom of the drawer face.

And it looks like this with some mineral spirits wiped on for effect :) They still need to be fitted some.

I am really happy with the way these turned out. I learned a lot making them too.

-- Scott - Chico California

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 08-10-2008 05:41 AM

Nice looking drawer!

I’ve often wondered about making Custom Box Joints like that, but never have done it.

Now that you have shown me it can be done, I’ll give it a try someday… for fun…

Did you make the bead on the router table? It looks cool!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 08-10-2008 05:53 AM

wow…great post!!! awesome photos…yu have been busy wood working….and cycling? cuz it looks like in the first photo you shaved your legs too!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 08-10-2008 05:59 AM

Really looks like the project is coming along. I like the mineral spirits trick – sure helps to give you an idea of what you are going to end up with.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#4 posted 08-10-2008 06:09 AM

LOL Matt. Those legs are covered in white hair!

Here is my trusty steed though. You know that we love our bicycles here in Chico.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#5 posted 08-10-2008 07:07 AM

Very nice, thanks for sharing. IMakes me want to make a greene and greene peice someday

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 08-10-2008 08:15 AM

Love the grain.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#7 posted 08-10-2008 09:08 AM

You are doing such a great job on this night stand. With gas prices the way they are we will all be riding bikes soon.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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Callum Kendall

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#8 posted 08-10-2008 09:56 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#9 posted 08-10-2008 10:03 AM

Excellent work Scott,the photographs and the explanation are excellent.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#10 posted 08-10-2008 02:03 PM

Very good tutorial on this technique and style.
I really like the pillowed box joint ends. The really set off the cock beading on the drawer fronts.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#11 posted 08-10-2008 03:15 PM

Very nice, Scott! Appreciate the walk-through.

-- Eric at

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#12 posted 08-10-2008 03:36 PM

Looking real nice Scott. Thanks for the update.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#13 posted 08-10-2008 03:48 PM

Scott – coming along very nicely – enjoyed the series of photos. Any chance you’ll be going to the Craftsmans Weekend in Pasadena this fall

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#14 posted 08-10-2008 04:53 PM

nice legs, um – drawer! Elegant and clean-lined

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#15 posted 08-10-2008 05:49 PM

Nice job on the fingers, and the beading is just the right touch.

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