Queen Size Storage Bed #2: Trim finished, paint prep

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Blog entry by Justin posted 11-07-2017 04:18 PM 544 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finished up the trim on the cases and drawer faces. Filled all the nail holes and joints and began sanding. My math was wrong somehow on the amount of trim material needed, I’ll have to go back to the cut list and figure out how that happened. Of course this was discovered Saturday afternoon and my local lumberyard was closed, so I grabbed some mostly clear pine form Lowe’s in order to avoid being stalled out for another week and just worked around the few small knots.

I had some issues with the drawer face trim, specifically the drawers not being square to the cases. I don’t know if it was error compounding or what. At any rate a few of the drawers had to be marked and planed flush with the carcase face. I adjusted the slides until any out-of-squareness resulted in the trim on the drawer face being proud rather than recessed inside the case. I have a home-made spear point single bevel marking knife that can lay flat against a reference surface. I just ran that around the outer edge of the drawer trim, removed the drawer, and hand planed the trim down to the line. In the end I don’t think it will be visibly tapered, only had to remove about 1/16 to 3/32 of material at most on a drawer that’s over 2 feet wide.

This project was one where it all seemed so simple on paper, but the execution has proved far more challenging that I anticipated. It turns out that accuracy, squareness, and attention to detain are critical for it all to come together properly.

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