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Sweet Chest of Drawers Build #9: The guts: part 1

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Blog entry by Kyle posted 12-06-2012 07:05 AM 1718 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Drawer dividers continued... Part 9 of Sweet Chest of Drawers Build series Part 10: Biggest Blog Yet--The guts: part 2- Drawer runners/kickers »

Woke up and ate some more ding dongs this morning. Since I’m figuring this out as I go, I thought I’d work on the inside of this chest of drawers. I decided to copy the image of the drawer dividers that you see looking at the front of the dresser, and transpose it onto the inside back of it and make the drawer runners mortise and tenon.. I don’t know why, but here is the beginning of the process. Time to bust out the poplar…
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The inside drawer dividers are also sliding dovetails but since the back is finished with raised panels, I couldn’t do through sliding dovetails so they had to be stopped.
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On top of that, the panel dividers come in a little ways so, I had to come up with a solution to combine the panel divider, with the drawer divider. That solution was…
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Dado the drawer runner into the panel divider. When it comes time to glue this baby up, I’ll probably glue the stopped sliding dovetails but leave the dadoes dry.
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Overkill I know, but so what? This is fun.
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Next is to work on the vertical drawer dividers.
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I had to think about things over night and I saw this when I turned the lights off.
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Man that looks cool to me.
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Okay, necessary? Probably not. Good thing there is more than one way to build a chest of drawers.
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Well, that’s it for now. Part 2 coming soon.

-- Kyle



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489tad

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 01:59 PM

Kyle, that is a cool picture of the frame. I also like how your building this. The chest will last a very long time.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 03:46 PM

lovely

-- Joel

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 05:09 PM

Shouldn’t you be studying?

Looks great.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 05:16 PM

That is a nice looking dresser. Are you a bridge designer, or do you just want it to do double duty as a stepstool for a sumo wrestler? Man that thing is stout!
I am starting a pair of dressers now, so this is an interesting read.
Look forward to the next episode.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 12-07-2012 12:19 AM

Thanks guys.

Dan—I hope this chest does last a long time.

bonobo—I studied, and aced my final and I’m happy to have the freedom for the next couple of weeks. Thanks for the well wishing.

Willie—Thanks for the comments. It sure has been fun to build it this way. You were right with your comment on the other post about the panels being on the back; the same goes for the insides as well… I know they’re there and it makes me feel good inside even if you don’t see them.

-- Kyle

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