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Arts and Crafts Library Desk #6: Drawer Slides and Hammered Pulls

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Blog entry by pintodeluxe posted 199 days ago 1067 reads 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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With the desk frame finished, I move on to installing the drawers.

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Since I am using single undermount slides for the drawers, I installed glide tacks to keep the drawer from tipping.

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I centered the slide in the drawer opening , and secured it with mounting screws.

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To adjust the drawer height properly, I add a hardwood strip between the drawer bottom and the slide. The hardwood strip can be planed to exactly the right thickness, and is glued in place.

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I then use some felt pads to act as drawer stops. These are typically used as furniture feet levelers, but I found they cushion the closing of a drawer equally well.

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I tap the felt pads into the rear apron, and check the drawer fit periodically. When the drawer closes flush to the front of the desk, the felt pads are in the correct position.

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Drawers installed.

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Finally the desk top is installed with figure 8 fasteners.

Now I just need to clean it up and put it under the tree for Caden.

Here is the completed project page… http://lumberjocks.com/projects/94313

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



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cabmaker

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#1 posted 199 days ago

Very nice !

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 199 days ago

Willie, it looks fantastic AND you’re 2 days ahead of the deadline. Another great idea about the felt drawer stops. Thanks for posting. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

-- Art

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johnhutchinson

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#3 posted 199 days ago

Great combination of classic A&C detailing with some high-tech hardware. Hybrid woodworking at its finest!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 199 days ago

Thanks guys.
Merry Christmas.

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

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Tommy Evans

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#5 posted 199 days ago

Great job!

peace, T

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MT_Stringer

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#6 posted 199 days ago

I just ran across this blog. Your project looks really nice. I went back and read through from the start. I really like the legs you built. Nice job.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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pintodeluxe

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#7 posted 199 days ago

Thanks Mike,
I’m glad you could follow along.

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

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 199 days ago

A very special desk .thanks for sharing the details.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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stefang

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#9 posted 199 days ago

Really beautiful desk Willie. I love the arts and crafts style and this is a great example of it. I bought some planks of white oak to make some tables, but my wife likes her white furniture, so the oak has wound up being used for other projects, mostly gifts items. I still have a small stash.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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BTimmons

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#10 posted 198 days ago

Awesome to see it all come together. Good stuff, sir.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - https://www.etsy.com/shop/BigTWW - http://vimeo.com/98821147

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hjt

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#11 posted 198 days ago

Wow!

Obviously not your first rodeo! Thanks for sharing your wealth of information and tip. The felt pad idea is great. I know from previous postings that your son helped make his desk, so that makes it even more special for both of you.

-- Harold

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