|Project by ajosephg||posted 10-18-2011 05:14 AM||4038 views||18 times favorited||35 comments|
This has been the major project in my shop for the last 14 months or so. I had to take some time off from time to time when I lost my inspiration.
Major materials are: Cherry, Eastern Red Cedar drawers, brass drawer pulls, and full suspension drawer slides. The back and side panels are cherry plywood, and the drawer bottoms are birch 1/4 inch plywood. Other behind the scenes materials are poplar and 1/2 inch Baltic birch.
Joinery is dowels for the most part. Kreg screws were used to install the corner bracing in the bottom and top, as well as the rear stile. The rear stile’s purpose is to divide the back into two sections and provide support to the back panels. I did this so the back panel wouldn’t be too floppy.
Finish is 5 coats approximately (I forgot how many. I just keep slathering it on until I get the look I want.) of brushed on Minwax gloss polyurethane followed by 2 coats of semi gloss polyurethane (spray cans) to cut the glossy shine.
The top is mounted to the case with Rockler table clips. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=784&filter=table%20clips
Here are some additional photos.
BOTTOM ARCS AND DRAWER CLOSEUP
VIEW FROM REAR BEFORE BOTH BACK PANELS INSTALLED.
(Back panels were attached with brass screws)
INSIDE VIEW OF DRAWER SHOWING DRAWER PANEL MOUNTING SCREWS
ADJUSTABLE FURNITURE GLIDES INSTALLED IN 1/4 INCH SCREW INSERTS
The drive in screw inserts were further secured with epoxy to keep insert from being pulled out in the event the piece is moved on carpet or rough floor.
DETAIL OF FRONT RAIL/CENTER STILE
REAR VIEW PRIOR TO DRAWER SLIDE INSTALLATION
(Note: Finish has not yet been over-coated with satin poly, therefore the shine.)
FRONT VIEW PRIOR TO DRAWER SLIDE INSTALLATION
The center divider is 1/4 inch Baltic Birch plywood, and the dust panels are 1/4 inch Birch plywood,