Greene inspired Night Stand #22: Top finished and Mounting Drawer Runners and Kickers

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Blog entry by ChicoWoodnut posted 03-08-2009 02:10 AM 3267 reads 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m getting ready to finally wrap this up. I finished the tops and made Drawer runners and kickers.

Here is a jpg of the top from the sketchup model.

I milled up the kickers then glued and screwed them to the sides of the case. I also drilled holes for mounting the top.

I made some drawer runners and screwed them to the drawer member. The front of the runner is dadoed into the front of the drawer with a half lap. Note the taper on the front of the slot for easy insertion.

Here is the sliding member screwed to the dust frame. I made the holes a little big so I could adjust the drawers.

And some front and back shots.

Now for handles and finishing.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#1 posted 03-08-2009 02:51 AM

Scott, this has been fun following the project as a blog series but I am sure that you will be glad when this project is completed. This is the stage that I generally feel the adrenaline start building and want to focus almost exclusively on the project just to finally get it done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 03-08-2009 03:14 AM

look beautiful!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#3 posted 03-08-2009 03:51 AM

Nicely done.. will be in Chico for my 50th High school reunion in Sept. I will attempt to look you up

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#4 posted 03-08-2009 04:16 AM

AMAZING…sorry i have not followed lately…but now i need to go back!!!

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#5 posted 03-08-2009 05:10 AM

Sscott – true to from and looking great. Looking forward to the finishing blog.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#6 posted 03-08-2009 05:59 AM

Hey Scott
I really like the Greene n Greene style well done. Once the finish is applied that will make them even more outstanding. I wish I had a better understanding of sketchup. your sketch is good too.


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#7 posted 03-08-2009 06:17 AM

Thanks guys.

Scott – I will be glad when this project is done. I have been very busy this winter. The pulls will probably take me some time though.

Abi – Shoot me a note when you come to Chico. We’ll figure out something to do.

Matt – There has been nothing to follow LOL

Stanley – Thanks. I’ll be looking you up for some ideas for lamps or lanterns to set on these at some point.

Jim – Thanks. The style is all about details. It is very difficult to get the proportions right and not over do it. There are a LOT of details in this piece and I tried to get each one as perfect as I am able.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#8 posted 03-08-2009 04:52 PM

Very nice. These are going to be amazing. How are you finishing them. A little green tint perhaps?

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#9 posted 03-09-2009 04:25 PM

wow, looks fantastic! I’m usually not a big greene fan, but this one is elegant, and has a nice touch to it.

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#10 posted 03-10-2009 04:55 PM

Very nice. Excellent workmanship. Wow!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#11 posted 09-20-2009 05:40 AM

Hi Danr,

The splines are simply glued to the field side. There is no glue on the breadboard end. This allows the splines to move with the top and float in the breadboard slot.

You can find the details in Darrell Peart’s book “Greene & Greene : Design Elements for the Woodshop”

I might also suggest you look around his web page. He does nice work in this style.


-- Scott - Chico California

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