Paul Sellers desktop organiser 2nd try

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Project by Sylvain posted 02-09-2020 03:50 PM 1073 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This time I followed more or less the dimensions suggested by Paul Sellers.
They are rounded to the nearest 0.5 cm
The drawer sides and back are made of thicker material.

Made out of Meranti.
Drawer bottom and divider in pine (under the felt).

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#1 posted 02-09-2020 06:18 PM


Nice work on the box. Never heard of Meranti…I’m going to look that up. Well done box. We call Meranti Lauan Mahogany in the U.S.

-- Petey

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#2 posted 02-09-2020 07:18 PM

Good job, thought that wood looked familiar, I’ve got a stash of old Mahogany out in the shop from an old built it.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 02-09-2020 07:54 PM

Great work on the dovetails.

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#4 posted 02-10-2020 02:17 AM

Very nice indeed.

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#5 posted 02-10-2020 04:57 AM

Nice piece. Evidently sky blue is Meranti’s color, who knew?

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#6 posted 02-10-2020 09:10 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments.

If I were to make a third one, I would put the drawer handle in such a way that it would be at 1/3 of the total height (about 1 cm below the top of the drawer).
Symmetry (in this case middle of the drawer height) is rarely the most aesthetic option.

On my pine organiser, the drawer handle was made of meranti which gave a nice contrast. Unfortunately it does’t exist here.

(today) The Paul Sellers video series is still not completely published (one episode every two weeks). As he use thinner wood for the drawer sides and back, I wander what we will learn from him when he will publish the drawer making.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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