Question: Sequence to Square & Clamp Dresser Components

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Forum topic by juanabee posted 02-03-2012 04:32 AM 1078 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2012 04:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: assembly sequence large project squaring clamping

I’m building a tall dresser for loml and am trying to figure out a good sequence for assembling, clamping and gluing up the side panels, face frame and back panel and still have it come out square.

My thought was to screw the back panel (3/8” plywood) into the rabbets along the back edge of the side panels. That will give me a three-sided standing assembly. Then I would add internal web framing to give it some stability. Then the FF, then the base panel, then drawers, drawer fronts, and the top.

If the back panel and side panel idea will work, what do you use to hold it upright and square while you’re drilling and screwing?

How do you more experienced LJ’s do these larger jobs?

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 08:57 AM

Well if your dust frames are properly sized and square themselves and fit into dados on the case sides then when they are slipped into the 3 side assembly they will sqaure the sides to the back.

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#2 posted 01-01-2013 06:58 PM

Any advise for the rest of us now that the dresser is done?
It came out really nice by the way.

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