daughter's bedroom piece #1: daughter's bedroom piece part one a new beginning

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Blog entry by jacob34 posted 04-14-2012 08:35 PM 869 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So it is that time again in my workshop, PLANNING my favorite time full of potential and lacking in the reality of things like dull saw blades, bad cuts or mess ups. I also so am at a sand still with regards to my shop as it is going to rain and with a small shop the table saw ends up outside so a couple one stop shop projects this weekend and then start the next project.

I just finished the turtle stool and enjoyed it but it was not something new, so the next project is going to be a piece of children’s furniture for my seven year old. It will be shaped like a tower with shelves in the middle over a set of three drawers. I am going to paint it (probably pink as that is her favorite color). I have hand drawn some plans and I think it is pretty solid in design.

The issues that I see as potentially putting a fly in my ointment are that I have never done drawers in fact it is the least appealing thing in my opinion to do as a woodworker I can’t explain it I have never made one it just looks sucky. Second do I paint and then assemble or assemble and then paint? Either way I see issues. Finally I will haft to use my circular and jig saw for a lot of the back.

I am excited to start this and since my wife, while loves me does not enjoy the woodworking process until the finished product is in front of her, does not want updates I am going to post this project from start to finish in blogs and see how it goes. I apologize I am new and some of you more experienced woodworkers will see lots of mistakes. Heck I may even go crazy and put a video or two on here.

Enjoy and thank you.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 09:14 PM

Do it! Just do it man! Feed the fire!

Don’t sweat the drawers. After you do a couple, it’s no big deal, trust me. I have managed to avoid them for quite some time, at least a “real” drawer. They have that same sort of up-appeal to me too.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 04-14-2012 09:41 PM

Just think about it in you head for awhile then jump in. It will come out like it comes out. I just think..”It’s the best I can do at this time”. and let it go from there.

As far as drawers. If you have a router or better yet a router table, just take a good quality plywood and cut slots in sides to fit in back and bottom. The front can be dovetails or simply a lap joint. Either way with a good glue joint and a few pin nails or screws it will hold up with the best of them.

Go for it!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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