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Arts and Crafts Dresser #10: Drawers Done - well mostly

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Blog entry by BlueRidgeDog posted 03-23-2019 11:42 PM 556 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Slow Drawer Dance Part 10 of Arts and Crafts Dresser series Part 11: Wrap it up »

I pushed on through the last three today.

Dovetails cut, slotted and glued. I am getting better I had three back to back saw to fit, then one that needed massive paring.

Prior to glue up the drawers were dry fit, then rough fit to the opening, then the bottom cut to fit.

When I say “almost” the drawers still need one final round of fitting, then final sanding on the outside, then two coats of shellac on the inside faces. Insides are finish ready having been scraped and sanded.

Hardware is fitted, but will be removed for final sanding and finishing. I like to fit it before finish so shop rash is kept to a minimum after finishing.

The beast is taking shape and I think my next entry will wrap this up! The only remaining items are a back, finish sanding, stain and four coats of Osmo.



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EarlS

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#1 posted 03-23-2019 11:57 PM

I see you went with knobs on the top row of drawers. I think it looks “right” that way.

I’ll say it again, that is a gorgeous dresser. Can’t wait to see it with some finish on it. Did you taper the bottom of the legs at all? I just noticed the top taper.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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BlueRidgeDog

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#2 posted 03-24-2019 12:00 AM

Dual taper from about 9” down, ends at the same size top and bottom. I too like the smaller knobs. It was the winner in the female critters that voted locally.

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#3 posted 03-24-2019 12:34 PM

Very well crafted and beautiful dresser. Must be a lot of work in it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-24-2019 11:42 PM

Found some energy today and finished fitting the drawers and put the stain coat on the carcass. Home stretch.

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#5 posted 03-25-2019 01:02 AM

That really pops with the stain.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#6 posted 03-25-2019 01:11 AM

Yea….some like to suppress the rays, but I go middle of the road. They will darken over time, but I like to see them. They are the reason I love the quarter sawn white oak, so I try and balance the zebra look with a subtle tone. Love this piece, but will be glad to see it installed. I won’t tackle a 9 drawer case any time soon!

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That_Weird_Uncle

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#7 posted 03-26-2019 05:38 AM

You sir are a talented guy. Beautiful work it’ll be around a hundred years from now for sure.

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

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#8 posted 03-27-2019 07:32 PM

nice work really love that dual taper,something different.great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#9 posted 03-27-2019 09:02 PM

It sure looks nice. What a functional and beautiful piece of furniture you’ve built.
Hats off to you!

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

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#10 posted 03-28-2019 12:56 PM

Excellent work BRD! The QSWO is perfect for this piece and I’m with Potts, the dual taper on the legs looks great.

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

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#11 posted 03-29-2019 01:02 AM

Home stretch…all items finish sanded and stained. Starting finishing tomorrow. Should be able to shellac the drawers and get a couple coats of osmo on the whole thing by Sunday. Glad to get done, the shop is ankle deep in shavings and all the tools are dull!

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