|Project by Mork||posted 11-28-2011 05:42 AM||1551 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
This is the 4th piece of a bedroom set consisting of a dresser 2-nightstands and now a chest of drawers. Overall it went smooth because of practice. The nightstands and dresser were basically the same construction. Plus after building the nightstands I decided to learn how to use Google Sketchup. This dresser, at least in part, was designed in Sketchup first. What a fantastic tool! Two things I did different in this project was cut the tapered corner posts on my cut off box and used a home made drilling jig to drill the pilot holes for the screws holding the drawer separators. Drilling these hole previously was a bit tedious and even scary after spending so much time on the side panels. Previously I used a taper jig to rip the corner posts against my fence on the table saw. the cut off box method is simple and much safer!
Next on the list is a matching headboard but it will have to wait until summer. I’m waiting for the wood to dry. Just a few plugs here. I got the wood from Jack Murdock (Murdock Lumber) in NC and Dennis (here on Lumberjocks) encouraged and helped me learn Sketchup. Thanks Dennis.