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Blog series by hammcrafted updated 08-18-2012 04:53 PM 2 parts 7057 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: In Progress

08-18-2012 11:38 AM by hammcrafted | 2 comments »

The design is taken almost exactly from Making Authentic Shaker Furniture. The only changes I’ve made are to the layout of the drawers, the addition of a chamfer on the underside of the top and an open top to the carcase, which may or may not be a change. The “measured drawings” don’t go into much detail. It’s a new construction technique for me and I just didn’t like the idea of screwing two solid pieces of wood together; it seems like a bit of a waste eve...

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Part 2: Ready for the Finishing Room

08-18-2012 04:53 PM by hammcrafted | 2 comments »

1, 2 – skip a few – 99, 100 – skip a few more – 175, 176 dovetails later, quite a bit of sanding and the dresser (or is it a chest of drawers?) is ready for it’s paint job. There are only two parts left to make – the drawer pulls and the tills that will go in the small drawers. I’m figuring that the pulls and tills will keep me busy while the paint dries. The inside will be finished with shellac. I only have another three days at school for the summe...

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