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Blog series by dakremer updated 05-01-2011 10:25 PM 2 parts 2797 reads 19 comments total

Part 1: Planning. Sketchup. Questions....

05-01-2011 04:00 AM by dakremer | 9 comments »

Started on this tool chest tonight. Forgot to take pictures of my progress so far, but will tomorrow and will post it. I’m making it out of 1/2” AC Plywood. I wish I would have made it bigger, as the top drawers will be quite small, but I was able to make the entire skeleton (without the drawers) out of 1 4X4 sheet. Didnt want to spend the money on the 2nd sheet so this is why I have made it this size (24WX18HX12D) The bottom two rows of drawers will be plenty big for the ...

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Part 2: The Frame and Trim

05-01-2011 10:25 PM by dakremer | 10 comments »

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. Th...

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