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Arts and Crafts Nightstand #6: Drawer Pulls, and Installing the Top

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Blog entry by pintodeluxe posted 438 days ago 1484 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Time to install the drawer pulls. My hardware requires two holes drilled 3” on center.

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I use this little jig to make sure all the holes are aligned correctly. It is a full-sized pattern, and works for the 6” and 8” drawers. I use Scott Collins “No Math” method to layout the pull location, which is discussed further in my dresser blog here… http://lumberjocks.com/pintodeluxe/blog/34346

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I register the left edge of the drawer against the stop on the jig, and clamp it in place.

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Holes drilled with no drama.

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Once the 1/4” clearance holes are drilled, I drill through-holes with a 3/16” bit.

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Then I installed the top with some figure 8 fasteners.

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The quartersawn red oak has some nice figure.

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I couldn’t resist making a couple backsplashes, just to see how they look. If these were side tables, I would probably install the backsplashes because I really like the look.
Since they will have alarm clocks with cords on top, I will probably forgo them.

The completed project page is here… http://lumberjocks.com/projects/85871

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



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sb194

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#1 posted 438 days ago

They turned out great.

I’m glad you went without the backsplashes.

Keep up the good work.

Sean

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pintodeluxe

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#2 posted 438 days ago

Thanks Sean, It was a fun project.

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

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 438 days ago

Those are absolutely beautiful night stands. You certainly are a great craftsman and use such wonderful wood. The drawer pull jig and link for locations is wonderful information for us wanna bees. THANKS!

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

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AandCstyle

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#4 posted 438 days ago

Willie, another great looking project. Well done!

-- Art

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DHS

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#5 posted 437 days ago

I really enjoyed reading your construction blog and picked up several tips for my next project. Thanks for including all those little details. Your night stands turned out great!

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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Dusty33

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#6 posted 433 days ago

Superb! Just outstanding craftsmanship. Could you share your 6 drawer mission dresser and night stand plans with me please. I am attempting my “first go” for making a mission bedroom set. Your help would be very much appreciated.

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Mark Shymanski

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#7 posted 433 days ago

Thanks for posting this.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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