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Project by Monte Pittman posted 07-25-2012 06:32 PM 2261 views 5 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In between working on things on my bucket list, I have bigger projects to work on. This was made predominantly from scraps leftover from the Armoire & the next posting. The 5 drawer idea comes from LJ rustednail posting a few days ago. This is the first time I have made my own drawer slides. Had a few little problems to overcome.

Question, when putting in plugs, should you try to line the grain of the plug up with the wood you’re using, or is that being too anal even for me?

Thanks for looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 07-25-2012 06:37 PM

Acording to Christopher Schwarz, absolutely do and clock any slotted screw heads.

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#2 posted 07-25-2012 06:39 PM

When plugging screw holes I always match the color & grain size and direction, but that’s just me :)
Nice live edged top!

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#3 posted 07-25-2012 07:00 PM

like the top good work

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#4 posted 07-25-2012 07:55 PM

Oh no, that is how you do it, line up the grain and cut plugs from scrap so it color matches too. One thing that you don’t want is to have the plug grain crosswise to the carcase grain or it will be next to impossible to sand properly.

-- Bondo Gaposis

#5 posted 07-25-2012 09:43 PM

Nice Job Monte

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#6 posted 07-25-2012 10:18 PM

I love it!

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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#7 posted 07-25-2012 11:30 PM

Very nice piece of work on this one! That wood is really really nice. And the top is excellent. Good job!!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 07-25-2012 11:38 PM

I think those are pretty nice looking “scraps” when they are piled up like that.
Very Very good.

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#9 posted 07-25-2012 11:46 PM

Super nice fer scraps. I would run the grain in plugs the same direction, cuz they will almost disappear. Unless you are using a darker/lighter contrasting wood that you would like to see, but, I would still run the grain the same direction, as someone else has already mentioned about being easier to sand

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 07-25-2012 11:46 PM

Looks great Monte. That’s a fine job for scraps!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#11 posted 07-26-2012 12:56 AM

I like this but need dimensions. Can’t tell if it’s a dresser or a jewelry box. I love the live edge top and the shop made drawer slides. That pine has a lot of color to it. I don’t use a lot of plugs and when I do they are usually contrasting wood for accent (and I never worry about aligning the grain with these). Can’t say I recognize the sanding problem with contrasting woods as they are usually different density anyway. You have been really busy!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 07-26-2012 01:18 AM

Nice work Monte, did you make the drawer pulls?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#13 posted 07-26-2012 01:34 AM

32Hx26wx21D. I did make the drawer pulls.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 07-26-2012 02:56 AM

If you were in my neck of the woods, I would pay decent money to have that in my home~~~Good job, Looks Awesome~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#15 posted 07-26-2012 03:01 AM

Awesome job


-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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