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#1 posted 02-16-2017 07:38 PM

I would have to go with my first attempt to build a “desk” back in the early ‘80s. I got some red oak for the fronts/top and this weird plywood at the now defunct Payless Cashways store here in Tucson. This plywood had the grain in all layers running the same direction to make it flexible for doing drawer sides.

Anyway, I began the disaster by trying to build the drawers first — obviously a rookie move. I was using lock rabbets to attach the sides to the front. I kept screwing it up, so the drawer kept getting smaller and smaller. Eventually, I gave up.

Oh, and thanks for posting the reddit link. If you replace ‘reddit’ with ‘imgur’ you can go straight to the images and right-arrow through them.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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