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Project by indplswoodworking posted 03-08-2014 02:14 PM 2237 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love the Kreg Jig!!I wanted a very modern and functional dresser for our walk in closet. Since it will never see daylight I decided to not make it out of fancy lumber or do any elaborate trim-work. Very functional. Atlantic birch plywood and four coats of lacquer. I am a little surprised I used four full sheets of plywood with almost no scrap. It helped making it 48×48. It was hard to restrain myself from using a walnut or cherry plywood and going crazy with trim and molding. Not one piece of solid wood was used. just 11 ply birch plywood.

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#1 posted 03-08-2014 02:21 PM

”...I wanted a very modern and functional dresser…”

I would say you succeeded….
& quite nicely at that!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 03-08-2014 02:26 PM

Nice, simple and functional—i’d say you met your goals.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 03-08-2014 02:49 PM

Did you make the plans or get them somewhere?

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indplswoodworking

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#4 posted 03-08-2014 02:51 PM

I avoid using plans at all cost. They take all the fun out of woodworking.

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#5 posted 03-08-2014 05:35 PM

I love working with that birch ply. I end up with a result that will survive the next 3 apocalypses.

Nicely done. I may have to take the plunge for the kreg after this. Always seemed like it wanted to bite my wallet a bit hard. But I’ve spent too much time trying to get by without it.

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indplswoodworking

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#6 posted 03-08-2014 05:40 PM

Michael w, whats great about the kreg jig is it creates superior joinery and saves on time. Thus more time to woodwork and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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Michael Wilson

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#7 posted 03-08-2014 05:43 PM

See I love the idea of that. I’m an absolute noob and, while I’m mildly committed, I really want to be able to make stuff while I’m learning. I’m not going to be doing marquetry. I just want a bed.

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#8 posted 03-08-2014 06:47 PM

Oh, you nailed it pal … Great job on this custom cabinet.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#9 posted 03-08-2014 07:39 PM

Is that the Kreg K4 jig you’ve used?

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#10 posted 03-08-2014 07:48 PM

Very nice, I really like the simplistic look. Great job!

-- Pie

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#11 posted 03-08-2014 07:54 PM

Good job.It doesn’t look like plywood on front and sides. Any way at the rate the prices on even the cheap plywood, and forget real woods, I’m selling all my woodworking tools can’t afford to build anything for reasonable price.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#12 posted 03-08-2014 08:33 PM

Nice work, I I use often the Kreg jig.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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indplswoodworking

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#13 posted 03-08-2014 08:52 PM

I used the kj#4 and it makes quick work of all the joinery. Dont get me wrong it is still an amazingly complicated project but you must have the right tool for the job.

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#14 posted 03-08-2014 11:05 PM

Really nice. I absolutely love my Kreg K4 also. makes joinery so much easier for cabinets and face frames.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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#15 posted 03-09-2014 04:11 AM

A perfect build for your walk in closet.You say you didn’t go crazy with nice trim and such but I bet you find yourself peeking in at your new creation…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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