Cherry dresser and night tables to match #4: Getting them frames out of the way

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Blog entry by Antti posted 11-07-2020 07:16 AM 733 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The frames are about done. As there will be no more gluing when installing the drawer, I’m finishing the frames already. First coat with thinner version (1101?) of Osmo oil wax, and then several coats of regular Osmo oil wax. That stuff is super easy to apply, is durable as can be, and leaves the wood itself in the center. And can be easily fixed if the offspring pounds the furniture with sharp objects. I usually steel-wool the finished piece to get the natural looking mat surface.

Next I will screw maple ”rails” to isolate the (metal) drawer slides from wood movement. Screws in the front will be put in ”fixed”, and the ones farther behind with holes to allow for seasonal movement.

These pilot-experiments gave me the confidence to proceed with sawing the miters for the large dresser. I dont know whether it will be more difficult or easy to tackle the inaccuracy of the miter angles… same inaccuracy in the angle causes larger absolute error when the sides are longer. But also allow for more brute-force correction in the glue-up? Any opinions out there – am I heading into a disaster?

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