Doll Baby Crib Project #4: Building a Drawer & Assembly

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Blog entry by Dan Tindall posted 12-18-2013 11:22 PM 1666 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Some Assembly Required Part 4 of Doll Baby Crib Project series Part 5: Cold Wet Weather + Paint = Bad Idea »

I have never been one to like building a drawer, but this time around, it seems to have worked out just like the plans say it was supposed to work. I did take my time and gave a lot of attention to setting up the table saw to cut the dados exactly how they should have been and that is the key to making the drawer. I did get the depth on one of the dados off a bit and that is where the front/back attach to the sides. It doesn’t effect the rigidity of the drawer, but does show up when you view the drawer from the top.

This project used a locking dado type joint for the drawer. This was my first one of that type and I must say that I really like how it turned out.

The other task today was to get the assembly completed. Next will be to disassemble it (partially) and to finish up the sanding and then get it ready to paint. For now, the pictures show the progress thus far.

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#1 posted 12-19-2013 04:26 AM

First off, really nice looking crib. As for those gaps in your locking dados, I had some similar gaps one time in a project. You might try making a rectangular dowel with a cross section that is slightly larger than the hole. Taper it a bit so you can insert it in the hole, spread a little glue on it, push it down tight, and then cut off the protruding excess with a flush cut saw. Sand it out a bit and it should look much less noticeable than those gaps.

-- Daniel, Durham, NC

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#2 posted 12-19-2013 06:00 PM

That sounds like a good idea. Thanks a lot!

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