|Project by extremehobbiest||posted 07-13-2010 04:17 AM||1650 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a dresser / changing table recently completed for my grandson who was born June 29th and is my first project posted on LJ. It is constructed of cherry. I bookmatch veneered the end panels and stained them before gluing up in the frame. The bottom two drawer fronts were bookmatched. The top drawer front has sapwood that I am a bit disappointed with but, was forced to use it because I ran short of material. (Note to self – next time have plenty of material on hand.) I used Blum Tandem slides with Blumotion.
I turned the knobs with tenons and glued and wedged them on the front drawer panels. Shown is the backside of one of my test knobs without glue in a piece of poplar. It is so tight, I cannot pull it out. I learned a lesson during assembly. When driving the wedge in and the impact sound changes, don’t hit it again. I broke one of the knobs but couldn’t pull out the wedge or the knob. I ended up drilling it out and used one of the two spare knobs.
This was also my first use of a box within framework construction. It is a pretty tight fit all the way around. This took a lot of jockeying to get into position and some gentle mallet induced encouragement. The framework is 2 inch stock and consists of a number of double floating tenons. There are 28 M&T in the framework.