Oh the horror! Here in my cube at work, I’ve been storing one of my latest projects – a little cherry cabinet with a single small drawer in the very bottom of it. The drawer – like the cabinet itself – is dovetailed.
Last night as the hour-hand on my watch hit “five,” I picked up the cabinet (which still hasn’t had its door mounted) to take it into the shop and get to work on a couple of finishing touches. Forgetting about the little drawer and the fact that I had neither a door or a back, the drawer slipped out, hit the floor, bounced off the floor and whacked itself against a silver platter also resting on the ground in my cube (don’t ask – it’s not that interesting). Suffice to say I am devastated at the ding. It’s just too large to steam out and it’s RIGHT on the joinery (see photo). Luckily, it’s a gift for family and to be quite honest, they aren’t going to notice the little ding on the interior drawers – but I will . . . . now and forever. This is going to drive me nanners for the rest of my days.
I guess as long as I see the cabinet hanging with its door closed, the blow won’t be so bad. LOL
Any horror stories out there? Help a brother out. I need some good old fashioned empathy. Ha ha ha.
-- Ed Pirnik, Fine Woodworking Web Producer