Mobile Desk Drawers #5: Not so productive today...

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Blog entry by SirFatty posted 06-24-2012 09:13 PM 1560 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Drawer Slides and Drawer Blanks Part 5 of Mobile Desk Drawers series Part 6: Fitting the drawers »

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I cut all the drawer blanks in preparation for today’s work. Unfortunately, most of the wood cupped overnight. So I had to scrap about 75% of the pine pieces. So, there is a lesson about the free wood. I guess you get what you pay for!

I was able to salvage four of the drawer assembles, I put those together with glue, brads and clamps. I got to use two of my new Jorgensen Cabinet Master clamps, and will be writing a review later (spoiler: they are fantastic).

The bottom and largest drawers.

The top and smallest drawers.

So, that’s it for today, kind of disappointing as I thought I would be finishing the project. But that will have to wait until next weekend when I can buy some pine and Masonite (for the drawer bottoms). Off to do some yard work.

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#1 posted 06-25-2012 12:53 AM

Not to be berry of bad news, I think what you should have done is to put the cut parts in a plastic bag and that may have cut your loss.
I have been in the same boat, but I had not cut the wood to the final length. What I ended up doing was to planing some off both sides, and I was back in business. Please leave the pieces a little long so you can fix mess ups.
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#2 posted 06-25-2012 01:09 AM

Hi Bigrock,

You’re probably right. But I also should have let this stuff dry for a year in the basement. It’s crate wood, so I’m guessing not kiln dried.

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