|Project by spaids||posted 06-01-2009 03:07 PM||2197 views||7 times favorited||16 comments|
I’m no photographer so I had to take an outside shot to capture the color on film.
This is my 30 day beginning woodworker contest entry. I started with a scrap walnut board and the knob and the design went from there. The board sat in a friends garage for 15 years and then sat in mine for a year waiting for its 15 minutes of fame. My wife gave me the knob as a “gift”. About a year ago she needed to spend another 36 cents or so to get free shipping from Amazon and she found a knob. The box showed up (a big box with a little knob in it) and she said “here honey I got you a present”. I think she is surprised that her knob made it to a project. I bought the oak dowels at my local hardwood dealer and the oak drawer is from some left over hardwood flooring that was also scrap in a friends garage.
I’m blogging about the build in greater detail than anyone could possibly want to read in my Ronin Woodworking blog.
I am shocked how proud I am of this due to its resemblance to the sketchup. I feel like for the first time I was able to produce something exactly as I intended.
I did have a small last minute design challenge to over come. The back corner of the drawer would catch on the back support as you tried to slide it closed. I didn’t want guides on the sides because they would be seen so I glued a thin oak strip as a runner in the center of the drawer cabinet and cut a couple little notches in the drawer front and back before I attached the walnut drawer face. It worked better than I could have hoped and the drawer slides very smooth and straight.
Edit: I was pleased that this project had no metal joinery of any kind. I just realized that the knob is attached with a screw through the drawer face. D’oh!
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