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Tool Chest #6: Skirts

06-16-2012 04:10 AM by CartersWhittling | 14 comments »

Hello. With the shell and lid of the chest complete the next task on the agenda is building the skirts. The skirts are essentially moldings that protect the shell of the chest from damage and help seal the lid off from dust. Though unlike normal moldings and skirts on many other chests, the tool chest Chris describes has skirts which are dovetailed at the corners. This creates a skirt that will not open up due to seasonal humidity changes. The dovetails are also oriented so that the tails ...

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Walnut Nightstand #4: Cut the Skirts to Final Length

05-26-2016 12:07 AM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

So far today I had to recheck the final dimensions for the drawer. Good thing, my original calculations were off some. These dimensions have to be spot on for these Salice 15 inch undermount slides to work and fit right. I changed the height of the drawer parts to 5 1/2 inches. The sides have to match the drawer slide length so that is 15 inches. The front and back parts were correct at 16 1/8 inches wide. I have designed the layout of the dovetails. I will cut those tomorrow. I have cu...

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Walnut Nightstand #5: Pocket Holes Drilled in Legs and Skirts

05-29-2016 01:12 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

I determined the Kreg settings for drilling pocket holes for the legs and the skirts for this nightstand. The thickness of the case bottom is approximately 5/8 inches. I am going to use 1 inch long pocket screws. I also tested the hangerbolts that will be used with the corner braces or brackets. I will have to determine the length to cut the corner brackets after I have fastened the legs and skirts. I have designed the legs and skirts so the pocket holes will be covered: the holes in...

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Walnut Nightstand #8: Legs, skirts and corner blocks installed.

06-03-2016 01:39 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I am attaching the legs as shown in the photo. After all four legs are on then I will attach the skirts connecting the legs. Pocket screws again will be used. The position of the skirts will cover the pocket holes on the sides of the legs. Then I will be able to measure the final lengths of the corner brackets. I have yet to determine where I will drill pocket holes to fasten the corner brackets. The corner brackets will cover the pocket holes drilled in the skirts. I doubt I wi...

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