Tag Archives: Dresser

Progress and Setbacks

After getting some great answers about design ideas on the dresser top, I had a bit of a physical setback. On the day the post went live I was attending swimming lessons for my girls. With five minutes to go … Continue reading

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2015 Priorities

I know it’s a little late to talk about New Years Resolutions and such. So I won’t. Instead, I’ll discuss a few of things I’m hoping to accomplish in and out of the shop this year. First and foremost is … Continue reading

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The Result of Several Deep Breaths…

…look like this:   I’ve been trying since the new year started to create a laser focus on the drawers for the dresser. With seven drawers, consisting of  28 parts, consisting of 200 dovetails, the laser hasn’t always come into focus. I’ve … Continue reading

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Design Decisions on the Dresser

Before going into the design decisions, let me catch you up on the dresser: 1. I attached the back. It was more eventful than it should’ve been but it’s done. 2. I took the plunge and cut up the boards … Continue reading

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Not Dead Yet

I’m channeling my inner Follansbee and decided to post on several topics at once, which sums up the past few weeks in the shop. Once I got the dresser glued up, I needed to regroup and figure out my next step. … Continue reading

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Look Ma, No Clamps

Finally. The carcase is glued up. Thanks Ed for you help. Next up are drawers and the top. Oh, and along the way, I have to teach myself how to hand cut dovetails…but not tonight. For now, I’m going to bask … Continue reading

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Bag It, Tag It

Today’s post is brought to you by hides and carcases. I finally completed and glued up all the interior components (carcase for the non-woodworking readers) of my daughter’s chest of drawers. This seemingly small feat signifies a huge step in … Continue reading

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