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Arts and Crafts Nightstand #5: Finishing, Cam Lock, and Drawer Installation

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Blog entry by pintodeluxe posted 413 days ago 1554 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Tops, Drawer Fronts, and Corbels Part 5 of Arts and Crafts Nightstand series Part 6: Drawer Pulls, and Installing the Top »

This is the project I am finishing up. The backsplash was nixed due to a Lumberjocks poll here…
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/50516 The tribe has spoken.

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So it will actually look like this…

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When spraying shellac on the drawers, I masked the cedar drawer bottoms to maintain the nice aroma.

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Nightstand stained and lacquered.

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After the lacquer cures for at least 24 hours, I wax the cabinet with Howard’s walnut wax.

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I use a scrap of drawer front stock to align the drawer slides. I cut a notch in the corner of the jig to allow the slide to extend. Simply align the jig flush with the cabinet, and install the slide.

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Centerline full extension slides installed. The nice thing about web frames is you just set the slide down and install it. No fussing with the height needed.

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With the drawer boxes installed, I use shims to maintain a uniform reveal as I attach the drawer front.

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Drawer fronts installed.

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Next I turn my attention to this cam lock. My drawers are nearly 1-1/2” thick, so I used a long cam lock.

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I installed the lock in a scrap of drawer stock to make a mock-up. The locks come with a straight and a bent tab, so you have some different mounting options.

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I used the mock-up to locate a biscuit slot on the underside of the web frame. I set my biscuit joiner to “M” for maximum depth of cut. On my model joiner, that happens to be about 5/8” deep.

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Biscuit slot will receive the cam lock tab. If you don’t have a biscuit joiner, just install a metal bracket instead. I prefer the slot method, because it avoids the bracket – which could hang up on drawer contents.

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Cam lock installed.

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I had to special order the cam locks, because I needed a black finish. I found them on Amazon from a company called PTP Supply. The product description is Battalion 1XTE8 Disc Tumbler Cam Lock, Keyed Alike, Blk.

Next up will be installing the drawer pulls, and mounting the top.
Cheers!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush



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Handtooler

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#1 posted 413 days ago

That is an ABSOLUTELY SUPERB build blog! You’ve done yourself proud both in the build and the instructions. Many thanks.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 412 days ago

Aside from the missing backsplash :) , this is looking great! As I mentioned previously, I learn from your use of jigs, techniques, etc. Thanks for sharing.

-- Art

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sras

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#3 posted 412 days ago

Another super build!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 412 days ago

Art,
No worries, your vote counted. I have redesigned the headboard to incorporate another wedge & strap style backsplash. Thanks for the input and kind comments.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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