You would think that a guy that has 25 years plus, building furniture would NOT make mistakes.
Let me explain: I started with a simple drawing , with measurements of what the customer wanted,and I don’t usually build furniture out of Pine ( Used it cause it was FREE)
I’m building a 4 drawer dresser with doors at the bottom, it’s a baby changing dresser.
First thing I goofed on , cut both end panels 4” short, 36” X 18” and after I had almost all the machining done.
2nd , I started putting the drawers together and one of the sides didn’t get cut square, so I had to go through all the steps for just one drawer side, I made 2 ( Just to be safe ) all my drawers are dovetailed too ( NOT a square box glued and stapled together )
3rd, Making the rails and stiles for the doors, some how I cut the rails 2” short , and Yes I measure twice
but some times get interrupted. ( Good excuse )
I did manage to use the end panels for the second set of door stills and rails. Not a total waist
of lumber. I was so glad when I got it finished and delivered I usually take a photo of every thing I build, So
I’ll have to get with the customer later to take photo’s. So I can remember that job !
-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI