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Sweet Chest of Drawers Build #2: More wood and some rough dimensioning

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Blog entry by Kyle posted 11-26-2012 04:59 AM 1087 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: In over my head? Part 2 of Sweet Chest of Drawers Build series Part 3: The frame and panel sides »

After that initial batch, I knew I needed to get more and more sapele. So I ran to Hardel’s and bought a bunch of 4/4 boards and a couple 8/4 boards. Going off the really great plans that I wrote out, I cut things to rough length leaving about 2” long to be safe from any snipe from planing and also to make sure that I wasn’t missing anything and undercutting something. My mentality was that it wasn’t a waste to over cut anything by 2”, it was a waste to undercut and have to buy more.
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I then marked out approximately what pieces will be the drawer dividers and parts of the carcass. The 8/4 pieces were going to be the legs. The two 8/4 boards I bought had very different grain patterns so I decided to make the two back legs match and the two front legs match, since I’ll be looking at the dresser most of the time head on.
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You can sort of see it in the 8/4 boards here that the top one has a waterfall type grain in it and the bottom one is more of a ribbon flow to it.
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You can see what I’m talking about a lot better in this picture.
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I wanted to sink my carbide teeth into this stuff so I ripped the legs with my really really nice ryobi table saw.
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I also knew that the bottom two drawers would be between 9 and 10” so while I was at Hardel’s I grabbed the widest sapele boards they had. I think they were about 11” on the narrowest part of the boards.
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Knowing that I was going to make the inside drawer runners/kickers with poplar, I bought an arbitrary amount of 4/4 (probably more than enough) and put it on the back burner. I could have waited to buy this since it’d be a very long time before I even thought about using it. I mean, I literally just milled the legs. Having it though, was one less half hour drive to the wood store and then back for when I would need it.
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I just want to make sure these pictures are big enough for you guys. If they’re too small or not right, let me know and I’ll see if I can try a different way of doing this. I’m basically just uploading them straight to lumberjocks.com. If I need to do the photobucket thing then I will. I’ll just have to figure out how to do it. I know GaryK posted a blog on how to do it somewhere. Some feedback would be appreciated. Thanks for viewing!

-- Kyle



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#1 posted 11-26-2012 06:28 AM

Pictures look fine to me!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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