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Bedroom Set #2: Side panels allmost ready for assembly

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« Part 1: We have been needing a new bedroom set for years Part 2 of Bedroom Set series Part 3: Finally after changing my mind 3 times! »

I am laying out the legs now to accept the panels and rails

This is where the center stile will fit into the top and bottom rail.

The tenons are only 1/4” and the panels will float in the rails and stiles. The strength that holds the sides together will be from the rails, the top and bottom shelf which will be 3/8” X 1 1/4” tenons pined from the legs.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/



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#1 posted 1399 days ago

I got finished with the 4 side panels and dry fit them ready to do a final sanding and finish. I will wait to do the finishing after both night stands are done but that may have to wait until I get back from vacation. So here are the sides.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#2 posted 1398 days ago

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#3 posted 1395 days ago

Coming along nicely.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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#4 posted 1394 days ago

I have decided to not use the cherry panels but instead I will try Quilted Maklore of which I have a fair amount. I will make a set and try them to see how they look.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#5 posted 1378 days ago

We are back from New England and I have been in the shop for the last two days. I made changes to the side and back panels and I hope its not to bold but I like the look so far. I have finished all the sanding on the 8 panels plus the rails & stiles using mineral spirits after each sanding to raise the Grain and check for any small scratches. The rails & stiles are cherry and the panels are now quilted makore. Tomorrow I will lay out the legs for the mortises and dado to lock in the panel then draw cut and sand the arches at the bottom. I will finish the panels before the glue up because they will not be glued in place and be allowed to float for expansion and contraction.


-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#6 posted 1377 days ago

I have 4 more panels for the back and I will try to get the best match for the sides. I don’t know how I am going to even the color, some have pink some have brownish and red mixed in but all are from the same two boards and matched as best I could get them. They do even out when wiped with mineral spirits and may be drying as you can see the blotch in the cherry from where it has dried and some may be the quality of the camera. Two photos are the same panel in different light. Any suggestions? I had thought about using the same stain (very light) I will use on the cherry to do a test.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#7 posted 1377 days ago

There are 12 panels total and they are 7-1/8” X 14-7/8” so I think that would be to much but thank for the offer. If need be I will cut new ones from one I have 8” X 4’ 8/4”. I have some red die I will ad to the natural stain and see what happens. Now that I am looking at it in these close ups I will have to take another look I do not remember them looking this bad.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#8 posted 1377 days ago

Very nice check your messages.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#9 posted 1376 days ago

Pro-Glue Veneer Softener claims to soften brittle veneer and is about $10.00 for a pint so I may give it a try.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#10 posted 1376 days ago

Here are the 2 sets of the sides for the night stands dry fit with the Quilted Makore panels which I am not all that happy with because of the color variations. I may try to stain and blend them so the contrast is more consistent and if that don’t work shopguryl was kind enough to send me the veneer shown in the photos above.
I still need to cut the arches at the bottom of each panel I will have to be real careful, I know I should have done this step before assembling the rails and stiles but forgot so its critical not to mess up.

Below are 3 more photos.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#11 posted 1376 days ago

real nice. how was the NE trip?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#12 posted 1375 days ago

Thanks for asking, The trip was great! We did not spend any time in Boston after all. We started out in Kennybunkport and went up the cost and over to Lake Champlain to Hero and up into Canada then back down through Montpelier Vermont and the Green Mountains. We went to Norman Rockwell’s museum, LL Beans, Cabot Cheese factory we went on a Whale watching trip from Kennybunkport and saw some Moose in the White mountains. We also went and spent part of the day at the Deerfield Fair. We stayed in a few real nice Inn’s but mostly Comfort Suites which were very nice so all and all it was a great and successful trip and I would do it again in a heart beat.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#13 posted 1371 days ago

Made more progress today finished both bottom shelves as well as the front and rear bottom rails. I also cut the front draw not shown in the photo.
I hope to have the back panels and rails ready tomorrow along with the ship lap panels for the back.

My wife asked if she could have a small shelf below the draw for her magazines, this was not part of the original design but I think I can work it in and still have 10” below it.
I do not know what type of draw slide/guide I am going to use as of right now I would like to stay away from metal ones if I can figure out how to build the draw with a sliding dove tail. or side runner guides

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#14 posted 1370 days ago

Well the Veneer came today it looks real nice I am soaking it right now. Thanks again. I dont know what happened here but a lot of messages are missing????????????????????
Even the photos are gone that others posted.
Question? Can you use Tight bond glue on Veneer? or do I have to use Veneer glue?

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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#15 posted 1369 days ago

Thank you. As a matter of fact I spent the day milling more stock and just about ready to glue it up (just the top). I have to figure out how I want the draws to look and fit the shelf in that the wife wants.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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