Tool Chest #2: The Frame and Trim

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Blog entry by dakremer posted 05-01-2011 10:25 PM 1599 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well i got a lot done on it today. I got the frame completely glued up and square (or as square as I could get it), and started working on the trim. The chest is made of AC (pine) plywood, and the trim will be oak. Tomorrow hopefully I’ll get through the trim, and then on to the drawers. I’m kind of intimidated by the drawers – have never done them before. You can see in the last picture the look i’m going for. Pine chest, oak trim, pine drawers, oak handles. Thanks for stopping by! Comments, suggestions, etc, etc always welcome

Dry fitting the frame…

Gluing up the outside frame first…

Gluing up the inside dividers next…

Starting on the trim….I wish I had more clampes!!!...

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 05-01-2011 11:10 PM

Nice job. That puppy looks strong.

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#2 posted 05-02-2011 01:04 AM

This is coming along nicely.
Did you decide what joint you will use on the drawers?

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 05-02-2011 01:23 AM

wow!! you went from sketchup to frame in no time. I am sure it will look great. Keep us posted

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#4 posted 05-02-2011 01:55 AM

Boy that sure looks strong.Are those double 3/4” walls?

You can never have too many clamps!!

What model John Deere is that siting next to?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 05-02-2011 04:40 AM

SAS – I’ve decided I will not need 1/4” for the drawers. I thought the top two rows would be too small of space with 1/2” but now that it’s built I think I’ll have plenty of room. As for what joints… I’m not sure yet. Possibly still box joints but not sure if I want to take that much time to do it

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#6 posted 05-02-2011 04:43 AM

Jim. It’s all just 1 layer 1/2”. It’s a 5 ply plywood. The pics definitely makes it look like 2 layers thick. It is very strong though. I’m exciting to keep the process moving along – I hope it’s going to turn out nice!

I think it’s a model B. Not sure what year. My neighbor is restoring it. I’ll ask him next time I’m over there

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#7 posted 05-02-2011 05:17 PM

Doug, excellent project, I am waiting in anticipation to see the next step. I am needing some new storage for my shop, and this might give me the umph i need to start working on mine.

-- Mike, Florida,

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#8 posted 05-02-2011 06:22 PM

Doug I would take the time to joint the drawers you made a fine start & it’ll last you a lifetime & one day down the road you’re gonna say wish I’d taken a little extra time to pretty the drawers up. I like it

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#9 posted 05-03-2011 01:23 AM

you’ll really like that big ole tool storage. looks like you’ve been to Harbor Freight for some clamps… :) ya can’t beat em

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 05-03-2011 01:33 AM

Haha. Yeah Roger. Had to go spend the big bucks on those clamps! :). It’s not that often I use them, but when I do they seem to work alright (for the most part….)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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