Taliesin Desk in Cherry #7: Drawers

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Blog entry by JimYoung posted 12-20-2015 01:20 AM 1716 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I trekked to the local lumber mill this morning, and picked through their pile of 5/4 cherry looking for a couple more boards for the top. I also took the rest of the top boards since my planer sled can only handle 4’. They jointed one face and rough planed them all for $8. I have them stickered and weighed down in the basement for a day or two to let them settle a bit.

I also picked up a piece of 5/4 soft maple to start the drawer boxes. I’ve never worked with soft maple before, but it is nice stuff. It machines well and doesn’t burn when cutting or routing. The center drawer is about 17” wide and the two side drawers are about 6” wide. All are 24” deep with a “secret compartment” at 16”. I re-sawed them and planed them down to 1/2” and cut a groove for the bottom in all the pieces.

I used my box joint jig and in pretty short order I had a set of drawer box frames.

I only had enough 1/4 plywood to finish up one drawer. I guess it’s another trip to the woodworking store.

Thanks for following along,

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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