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Forum topic by Rick_M posted 02-27-2017 12:11 AM 1832 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick_M

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02-27-2017 12:11 AM

I salvaged the drawers from a dresser a while back, for the 1/4” solid oak but I’m left with these curved fronts, plywood with a mahogany veneer. I can’t think of a good use for them. Trash or treasure?

Sorry, they were face down but I’m sure most of us have seen old mahogany veneered dressers before.

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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 02-27-2017 12:18 AM

Normally I would say donate them to a re-store, but with such a specific part, I might just take them to the wood recycler.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 02-27-2017 12:56 AM

With the holes already drilled for the pulls, the only thing I can think of to use them for besides curved drawer fronts is as a sanding block for large radius inside curves.

I vote trash.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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kiefer

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#3 posted 02-27-2017 04:03 AM

Care full y dissect them and make a box with curved sides and top would be my choice .

Klaus

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 02-27-2017 08:22 AM

Build a dresser around them.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 02-27-2017 01:12 PM


Build a dresser around them.

- Mark Wilson

^^ Good one!! Pretty sure you know where to find some 1/4” oak for the drawer boxes…

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#6 posted 02-27-2017 01:51 PM

Can’t think of what I’d do with ‘em Rick. I’d trash them.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 02-27-2017 02:10 PM

I can tell you one this is certain. A week after you trash them, you find a project that they would have worked on, and you’ll be kicking yourself in the ass for it !

Dont ask me how many times I’ve done this.

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#8 posted 02-27-2017 02:44 PM


I can tell you one this is certain. A week after you trash them, you find a project that they would have worked on, and you ll be kicking yourself in the ass for it !

Dont ask me how many times I ve done this.

- JoeinGa


On the other hand if you do not trash them now you will never find a use for them and they will clutter your place for as long as you own it. You choose.

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#9 posted 02-27-2017 02:50 PM

When in doubt,
Throw it out.

I have a doubt pile of pieces that I keep around for a month or 2 and if I haven’t used them by then I throw them out.
Just can’t hang on to all that stuff or your shop will become overrun.

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Rick_M

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#10 posted 02-27-2017 07:08 PM

Going to the dump. Guess there wasn’t any brilliant use I was overlooking.

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#11 posted 02-27-2017 07:57 PM



Going to the dump. Guess there wasn t any brilliant use I was overlooking.

- Rick M

What do you mean??? I thought the dresser idea was quite brilliant!! :)

Just kidding. I’m with jbay on this. I go through my cutoffs a couple of times a year and toss most of it if it hasn’t been used….

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Rick_M

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#12 posted 02-27-2017 08:07 PM

I just burned 2 wheelbarrow loads of cut offs and took another truck load of scrapwood to the dump. I burned a couple wheelbarrow loads last fall, another couple last spring :) I have no trouble burning scrap, it’s deciding what is or isn’t scrap, lol.

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