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I am in the design stage, of building a Shaker Style Chest of Drawers.

I am planning on doing a hand tool only Shaker Style Chest of Drawers, I am going to use oak for the outside case, and I am going to use wooden drawer runners. I aint sure If I am going to use oak for drawer sides. or use a cheaper wood like poplar or aspen. more ifo coming soon as I work out the bugs.
 

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I am in the design stage, of building a Shaker Style Chest of Drawers.

I am planning on doing a hand tool only Shaker Style Chest of Drawers, I am going to use oak for the outside case, and I am going to use wooden drawer runners. I aint sure If I am going to use oak for drawer sides. or use a cheaper wood like poplar or aspen. more ifo coming soon as I work out the bugs.
Charles,

It sounds as if you have a good plan and have mentally committed to the project. These are the two initial hurdles that need to be dealt with when starting any project. I will be interested in seeing updates as you move further into the project.
 

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I am in the design stage, of building a Shaker Style Chest of Drawers.

I am planning on doing a hand tool only Shaker Style Chest of Drawers, I am going to use oak for the outside case, and I am going to use wooden drawer runners. I aint sure If I am going to use oak for drawer sides. or use a cheaper wood like poplar or aspen. more ifo coming soon as I work out the bugs.
sounds like a great project, I've always wanted to try a shaker style chest of drawers and it will be cool seeing this one some together.
 

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I am in the design stage, of building a Shaker Style Chest of Drawers.

I am planning on doing a hand tool only Shaker Style Chest of Drawers, I am going to use oak for the outside case, and I am going to use wooden drawer runners. I aint sure If I am going to use oak for drawer sides. or use a cheaper wood like poplar or aspen. more ifo coming soon as I work out the bugs.
Will poplar be too soft for runners? I do not know too much about the practical uses of wood (yet :) ) but an I amm the process of designing a coffee table for our living room and have been thinking of what wood to use internally as well. Looking forward to posts as your project progresses.
 
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I am in the design stage, of building a Shaker Style Chest of Drawers.

I am planning on doing a hand tool only Shaker Style Chest of Drawers, I am going to use oak for the outside case, and I am going to use wooden drawer runners. I aint sure If I am going to use oak for drawer sides. or use a cheaper wood like poplar or aspen. more ifo coming soon as I work out the bugs.
I would use a harder wood like oak or maple.
 
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Chest of Drawers update.

Today was a good day I got some work done on my mom chest of drawers, I cut all the peices for the top and sides, I got the sides gule up. Now I got to work on the drawer runners and gule up the top.



I cheated a little bit I used my benchtop table saw and my circular saw. the side panels needs some flatening with my hand planes.
 

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Chest of Drawers update.

Today was a good day I got some work done on my mom chest of drawers, I cut all the peices for the top and sides, I got the sides gule up. Now I got to work on the drawer runners and gule up the top.



I cheated a little bit I used my benchtop table saw and my circular saw. the side panels needs some flatening with my hand planes.
It is great to follow your project.
I find no shame in using power tools.
I have to ask, are you using the right setting on your camera or is there something wrong with the focus?
 
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Chest of Drawers update.

Today was a good day I got some work done on my mom chest of drawers, I cut all the peices for the top and sides, I got the sides gule up. Now I got to work on the drawer runners and gule up the top.



I cheated a little bit I used my benchtop table saw and my circular saw. the side panels needs some flatening with my hand planes.
I got to ask my dad about that, I think he shook the camera. :)
 

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Chest of Drawers update.

Today was a good day I got some work done on my mom chest of drawers, I cut all the peices for the top and sides, I got the sides gule up. Now I got to work on the drawer runners and gule up the top.



I cheated a little bit I used my benchtop table saw and my circular saw. the side panels needs some flatening with my hand planes.
No caffeine before picture taking.
 

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Chest of Drawers update.

Today was a good day I got some work done on my mom chest of drawers, I cut all the peices for the top and sides, I got the sides gule up. Now I got to work on the drawer runners and gule up the top.



I cheated a little bit I used my benchtop table saw and my circular saw. the side panels needs some flatening with my hand planes.
Are you using a plan from a book or did you make this up?
 
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Chest of Drawers update.

Today was a good day I got some work done on my mom chest of drawers, I cut all the peices for the top and sides, I got the sides gule up. Now I got to work on the drawer runners and gule up the top.



I cheated a little bit I used my benchtop table saw and my circular saw. the side panels needs some flatening with my hand planes.
I am not using a book, I made my own plan from a dresser picture I saw online.
 

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Chest of Drawers update.

Today was a good day I got some work done on my mom chest of drawers, I cut all the peices for the top and sides, I got the sides gule up. Now I got to work on the drawer runners and gule up the top.



I cheated a little bit I used my benchtop table saw and my circular saw. the side panels needs some flatening with my hand planes.
So you're designing and building, that is impressive!

That is more challenging than just following a plan. You will learn a lot pretty quickly by doing this.
 
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Chest of Drawers update.

Today was a good day I got some work done on my mom chest of drawers, I cut all the peices for the top and sides, I got the sides gule up. Now I got to work on the drawer runners and gule up the top.



I cheated a little bit I used my benchtop table saw and my circular saw. the side panels needs some flatening with my hand planes.
Thanks Todd, I am learning a lot.
 

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Today was a good day I got some work done on my mom chest of drawers, I cut all the peices for the top and sides, I got the sides gule up. Now I got to work on the drawer runners and gule up the top.



I cheated a little bit I used my benchtop table saw and my circular saw. the side panels needs some flatening with my hand planes.
You do have a lot of friends here to help climb the learning curve faster.
 

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Chest of Drawers update.

Today was a good day I got some work done on my mom chest of drawers, I cut all the peices for the top and sides, I got the sides gule up. Now I got to work on the drawer runners and gule up the top.



I cheated a little bit I used my benchtop table saw and my circular saw. the side panels needs some flatening with my hand planes.
great job beginningwoodworker, i was reading the comments and saw that this is your own plan. i think its great to use your own plan over the ones you get in books because you can tweak it for your needs. i can't wait too see the end result!
 

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Chest of Drawers update.

Today was a good day I got some work done on my mom chest of drawers, I cut all the peices for the top and sides, I got the sides gule up. Now I got to work on the drawer runners and gule up the top.



I cheated a little bit I used my benchtop table saw and my circular saw. the side panels needs some flatening with my hand planes.
Charles,

This is a nice job so far. It is difficult to see the details with the camera but I can see enough to tell what is going on.

Thanks for the post.
 

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Chest of Drawers update.

Today was a good day I got some work done on my mom chest of drawers, I cut all the peices for the top and sides, I got the sides gule up. Now I got to work on the drawer runners and gule up the top.



I cheated a little bit I used my benchtop table saw and my circular saw. the side panels needs some flatening with my hand planes.
Nice job so far… To echo previous comments I think it's quite impressive that you have tackled design as well. Not everyone does.
 
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I got the basic case of the dresser!

Here is a update of mom's Shaker Style Dresser with pic, I got the top, sides and bottom runner glue up. I use pocket screws with the bottom runner so it will have added strength. Now I have a basic case to work from now. Now I have to build the rest of the runners and add a plywood back. But I aint sure what size plywood to use for the back.

 

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I got the basic case of the dresser!

Here is a update of mom's Shaker Style Dresser with pic, I got the top, sides and bottom runner glue up. I use pocket screws with the bottom runner so it will have added strength. Now I have a basic case to work from now. Now I have to build the rest of the runners and add a plywood back. But I aint sure what size plywood to use for the back.

great job. i would suggest a 1/4" ply for the back. it will make it rigid enough but it won't add the weight that a 3/4" or half inch ply would. great job and keep up the great work.
 
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I got the basic case of the dresser!

Here is a update of mom's Shaker Style Dresser with pic, I got the top, sides and bottom runner glue up. I use pocket screws with the bottom runner so it will have added strength. Now I have a basic case to work from now. Now I have to build the rest of the runners and add a plywood back. But I aint sure what size plywood to use for the back.

Thanks teenagewoodworker, I am really happy with how this project is coming alone.
 
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