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Thorbjorn88

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#1 posted 09-11-2019 04:24 PM

Sorry, I uploaded the image without dimensions on it and I don’t have that one on this computer. But the case itself is 20” deep, 30” tall, and 30” wide.

The reason I started to doubt this design is that I was watching Paul Sellers series on building a chest of drawers and he had a number of features mentioned by Robert. He dovetails the front rails, the rear rails have a through mortise to the side walls, and there is a dovetailed sub-top.

The dovetailed sub-top and solid bottom would be easy enough to incorporate into the design but the dovetailed front rails would be difficult because I don’t want the front rails visible.

If I did the solid bottom and sub-top would mixing woods be a concern? I don’t have enough walnut to make those extra panels. Would it be ok if I did just the front board walnut and the rest say alder? The walnut I have I bought from buy who’d had it in his garage for years in Tucson, Az where it’s very dry and I would have to buy the alder or whatever new but kiln dried.

So what I’m thinking now is basically to make a dovetailed box with an extra top for the main case then just use the dados as shown for the drawer supports and top shelf. Does that sound like a good compromise?


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