|Project by iozl||posted 01-16-2009 10:53 PM||1719 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This is my first project posting. Also, it’s only my second ‘case’ piece to date.
It’s all made out of locally harvested maple with local Siberian elm for the drawer fronts. Basic tung oil finish…
There’s definitely a great feeling when you replace a 12 year old kind-of-junky Ikea dresser with something you’ve made yourself.
My big lesson learned on this one was the bright idea I had to add biscuits to reinforce the miters. They really helped line the pieces up when I was doing the glue up, but once the clamps went on the #20 biscuits “blew” through the 7/8” maple. I think I’d do the same thing in the future, but I’ll use #0 biscuits instead and a little less “death” grip on the clamps.