Cabinet Progress #16: Cabinet 2: Last Drawer Standing

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 11-24-2007 07:03 PM 2488 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Tilt Outs

I started the tilt outs optimisticaly. I began by making filler strips to bring the hinges flush to the face frame.

Setting the hinge.

After lots of adjusting (3 hours) I got the drawer to fit reasonably well. The weird thing about these hinges is that they dont just tilt. They kind of tilt, slide down, and then push in. They are more intended for overlay applications and really should have been installed prior to the cabinet installation. I had to cut down the drawer front a bit.

The second hinge and drawer installed in about 20 minutes. Learning curve.

Final Drawer with a new approach

I decided to try something new on the final sliding drawer. Install the slides to my filler strips and then attach those, instead of working inside of the cabinet. The cabinet rail guides the straight and level installation of the filler strips.

Measuring for the filler slips. I need only 1/2” of clearance per slide.

Attaching the slides to the filler strips.

1/8” setback.

Matching drawer members attached to the drawer box.

I then bradded the filler strips into the cabinet and slid in the drawer. Cool.

The fir is so pretty I hate to cover it.

Shimming the drawer front with cardboard.

I took the drawer bottom out. Reached inside the drawer with my brad gun and tacked it temporarily in place.

Countersinking for the screws to hold thr front in for good.

Flush screw

The finished drawer installed with hardware.

Next up: Staining and installing the rest of the doors for the second cabinet.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#1 posted 11-24-2007 07:07 PM

Good job!

-- Pedro Rodrigues da Costa, Sintra, Portugal

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#2 posted 11-24-2007 07:15 PM

I’m envious. I wish I had a place to work on like yours…. I know you guys have been at it for some time but I bet every time you finish one of these sub-projects on your own terms it feels very gratifying. Nice alternative plan for the install. Much easier.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 11-24-2007 08:36 PM

Hey Jeff, come on up! I go plenty for you to do. Great job Giz. Where are the funnies?

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 11-24-2007 09:15 PM

John – love the stick-to-itive-ness on this project as a whole…

you’re doing some really nice work!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#5 posted 11-25-2007 02:49 AM

Coming along just fine, Gizmo. Lookin’ good!

-- Make Woodworking Great Again!

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#6 posted 11-25-2007 05:50 AM

Thanks for the comments. I just keep plugging away at the small projects.

Sorry about the funnies. Blame it on the writer’s strike.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#7 posted 11-25-2007 09:24 AM

Nice progress Gizmo – you know what they say “one step at a time will git-er-done”

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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