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Shaker design; secret compartment

I wanted to show off the little progress I made so far…..

The drawers are going together:

Wood Machine tool Gas Cylinder Machine


Here you can see how I used a wooden clamp, clamped to the bench to hold the back of the drawer upright in a 90, while i nail the front on. Once you have the front on, the rest comes easy. Lots of guys make a big deal about jigs they come up with, but I never saw the purpose of them. To get the drawer all the way square, we handle this when the bottom comes on.

Wood House Rectangle Gas Plywood


Wait…. look closely at these two drawers…. see any difference?

Wood Flooring Rectangle Hardwood Shelving


Here is the back of one of them, there is a false bottom and a secret drawer, opening from the back. I showed it to my wife, and she wanted all drawers done like that. Well it was supposed to be just a little joke. So we just stick with one for now.

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Here is the book I got my inspiration for the design from, "Measured Drawings of Shaker" from Ejner Handberg. He has a whole series of these books. I think I have 4 of his books.

Cabinetry Drawer Rectangle Wood Chest of drawers


Here is the cupboard we fell in love with. We took the dresser part. We needed bigger drawers. The drawers of this original dresser were way too small for our closet.

Handwriting Font Rectangle Parallel Pattern


Wood Automotive exterior Gas Rectangle Hardwood


As yo can see, I put together the sides of the drawers, next will be cutting the bottoms and putting on the drawer slides.
It is coming together pretty well.

Sorry about the photography and its quality, it was all done with my phone (droid).

Thanks to my friend Steve A. for all the pieces of 1/2" plywood I got from him.

Thanks for checking it out, and don't hesitate to say "hi", when you stop by.

Pabull.
Thanks Gabe, but not so secret anymore. lol.

Dennis, I wish, she will never let me keep it.

Smitty, what secret drawer?????

Roger, mo drawer is mo bettah.

Bill, I understand, but this is what she wants….

Thanks all of you.
Pb.
 

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Shaker design; secret compartment

I wanted to show off the little progress I made so far…..

The drawers are going together:

Wood Machine tool Gas Cylinder Machine


Here you can see how I used a wooden clamp, clamped to the bench to hold the back of the drawer upright in a 90, while i nail the front on. Once you have the front on, the rest comes easy. Lots of guys make a big deal about jigs they come up with, but I never saw the purpose of them. To get the drawer all the way square, we handle this when the bottom comes on.

Wood House Rectangle Gas Plywood


Wait…. look closely at these two drawers…. see any difference?

Wood Flooring Rectangle Hardwood Shelving


Here is the back of one of them, there is a false bottom and a secret drawer, opening from the back. I showed it to my wife, and she wanted all drawers done like that. Well it was supposed to be just a little joke. So we just stick with one for now.

Font Publication Material property Parallel Engineering


Here is the book I got my inspiration for the design from, "Measured Drawings of Shaker" from Ejner Handberg. He has a whole series of these books. I think I have 4 of his books.

Cabinetry Drawer Rectangle Wood Chest of drawers


Here is the cupboard we fell in love with. We took the dresser part. We needed bigger drawers. The drawers of this original dresser were way too small for our closet.

Handwriting Font Rectangle Parallel Pattern


Wood Automotive exterior Gas Rectangle Hardwood


As yo can see, I put together the sides of the drawers, next will be cutting the bottoms and putting on the drawer slides.
It is coming together pretty well.

Sorry about the photography and its quality, it was all done with my phone (droid).

Thanks to my friend Steve A. for all the pieces of 1/2" plywood I got from him.

Thanks for checking it out, and don't hesitate to say "hi", when you stop by.

Pabull.
So cool with the secret drawer.
Thank you for the book 'review'.
Hi!
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Discussion Starter · #43 ·
Drawer fronts mounted

Debbie had to show the world my secret drawer by posting my blog it on her monthly email, well now everybody knows my secret, blah.

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This dresser is slow going. It has been a while since I have worked on it or posted a blog on it. Last night the kids were watching a movie and my wife was happy quilting upstairs, so I had no excuse not to work on it.

The drawers were all in place, but I still had to tweak the slides a little to keep them from rocking. This take a bit of work and it is an art to get them flush with the front (including drawer front, and both sides the slides parallel, to take the rocking out and not leaning forward or backward.

The finished fronts I make over sized and trim them down bit by bit until they fit just right in the opening. Some openings are not square and the drawer front needs to match that. The drawer fronts I make a 3/16" smaller than the opening.

Rectangle Wood Font Electronic device Office ruler


I use the business cards they send in the junk mail for spacers, 2 cards taped together give me just the right space. Than I nail the front on from the back with a pin nailer and later use drywall screws to make it permanent.

Cabinetry Drawer Wood Dresser Chest of drawers


I bought the hardware for this dresser. This was picked by my lovely wife. We will mix knobs and handles. The knobs will go on the upper smaller drawers.

Cabinetry Light Wood Audio equipment Drawer


That's it for now, hopefully I will be able to post this as a project soon.
God bless.
Pabull.
 

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Drawer fronts mounted

Debbie had to show the world my secret drawer by posting my blog it on her monthly email, well now everybody knows my secret, blah.

Font Rectangle Screenshot Advertising Document

Jaw Carnivore Felidae Font Dog breed


This dresser is slow going. It has been a while since I have worked on it or posted a blog on it. Last night the kids were watching a movie and my wife was happy quilting upstairs, so I had no excuse not to work on it.

The drawers were all in place, but I still had to tweak the slides a little to keep them from rocking. This take a bit of work and it is an art to get them flush with the front (including drawer front, and both sides the slides parallel, to take the rocking out and not leaning forward or backward.

The finished fronts I make over sized and trim them down bit by bit until they fit just right in the opening. Some openings are not square and the drawer front needs to match that. The drawer fronts I make a 3/16" smaller than the opening.

Rectangle Wood Font Electronic device Office ruler


I use the business cards they send in the junk mail for spacers, 2 cards taped together give me just the right space. Than I nail the front on from the back with a pin nailer and later use drywall screws to make it permanent.

Cabinetry Drawer Wood Dresser Chest of drawers


I bought the hardware for this dresser. This was picked by my lovely wife. We will mix knobs and handles. The knobs will go on the upper smaller drawers.

Cabinetry Light Wood Audio equipment Drawer


That's it for now, hopefully I will be able to post this as a project soon.
God bless.
Pabull.
Looks like you've got a handle on your Chest of Drawers.

Coming along nicely - Len
 

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Discussion Starter · #45 ·
Drawer fronts mounted

Debbie had to show the world my secret drawer by posting my blog it on her monthly email, well now everybody knows my secret, blah.

Font Rectangle Screenshot Advertising Document

Jaw Carnivore Felidae Font Dog breed


This dresser is slow going. It has been a while since I have worked on it or posted a blog on it. Last night the kids were watching a movie and my wife was happy quilting upstairs, so I had no excuse not to work on it.

The drawers were all in place, but I still had to tweak the slides a little to keep them from rocking. This take a bit of work and it is an art to get them flush with the front (including drawer front, and both sides the slides parallel, to take the rocking out and not leaning forward or backward.

The finished fronts I make over sized and trim them down bit by bit until they fit just right in the opening. Some openings are not square and the drawer front needs to match that. The drawer fronts I make a 3/16" smaller than the opening.

Rectangle Wood Font Electronic device Office ruler


I use the business cards they send in the junk mail for spacers, 2 cards taped together give me just the right space. Than I nail the front on from the back with a pin nailer and later use drywall screws to make it permanent.

Cabinetry Drawer Wood Dresser Chest of drawers


I bought the hardware for this dresser. This was picked by my lovely wife. We will mix knobs and handles. The knobs will go on the upper smaller drawers.

Cabinetry Light Wood Audio equipment Drawer


That's it for now, hopefully I will be able to post this as a project soon.
God bless.
Pabull.
Thanks Grandpa, yes, the handles are coming.
Next will be the finish.
Pb.
 

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Drawer fronts mounted

Debbie had to show the world my secret drawer by posting my blog it on her monthly email, well now everybody knows my secret, blah.

Font Rectangle Screenshot Advertising Document

Jaw Carnivore Felidae Font Dog breed


This dresser is slow going. It has been a while since I have worked on it or posted a blog on it. Last night the kids were watching a movie and my wife was happy quilting upstairs, so I had no excuse not to work on it.

The drawers were all in place, but I still had to tweak the slides a little to keep them from rocking. This take a bit of work and it is an art to get them flush with the front (including drawer front, and both sides the slides parallel, to take the rocking out and not leaning forward or backward.

The finished fronts I make over sized and trim them down bit by bit until they fit just right in the opening. Some openings are not square and the drawer front needs to match that. The drawer fronts I make a 3/16" smaller than the opening.

Rectangle Wood Font Electronic device Office ruler


I use the business cards they send in the junk mail for spacers, 2 cards taped together give me just the right space. Than I nail the front on from the back with a pin nailer and later use drywall screws to make it permanent.

Cabinetry Drawer Wood Dresser Chest of drawers


I bought the hardware for this dresser. This was picked by my lovely wife. We will mix knobs and handles. The knobs will go on the upper smaller drawers.

Cabinetry Light Wood Audio equipment Drawer


That's it for now, hopefully I will be able to post this as a project soon.
God bless.
Pabull.
Oh, man, that is nice work!~ Beautiful drawer work, nice lines. Love it!
 

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Drawer fronts mounted

Debbie had to show the world my secret drawer by posting my blog it on her monthly email, well now everybody knows my secret, blah.

Font Rectangle Screenshot Advertising Document

Jaw Carnivore Felidae Font Dog breed


This dresser is slow going. It has been a while since I have worked on it or posted a blog on it. Last night the kids were watching a movie and my wife was happy quilting upstairs, so I had no excuse not to work on it.

The drawers were all in place, but I still had to tweak the slides a little to keep them from rocking. This take a bit of work and it is an art to get them flush with the front (including drawer front, and both sides the slides parallel, to take the rocking out and not leaning forward or backward.

The finished fronts I make over sized and trim them down bit by bit until they fit just right in the opening. Some openings are not square and the drawer front needs to match that. The drawer fronts I make a 3/16" smaller than the opening.

Rectangle Wood Font Electronic device Office ruler


I use the business cards they send in the junk mail for spacers, 2 cards taped together give me just the right space. Than I nail the front on from the back with a pin nailer and later use drywall screws to make it permanent.

Cabinetry Drawer Wood Dresser Chest of drawers


I bought the hardware for this dresser. This was picked by my lovely wife. We will mix knobs and handles. The knobs will go on the upper smaller drawers.

Cabinetry Light Wood Audio equipment Drawer


That's it for now, hopefully I will be able to post this as a project soon.
God bless.
Pabull.
Thanks Smitty. It has been fun to build.

Pb.
 

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Drawer fronts mounted

Debbie had to show the world my secret drawer by posting my blog it on her monthly email, well now everybody knows my secret, blah.

Font Rectangle Screenshot Advertising Document

Jaw Carnivore Felidae Font Dog breed


This dresser is slow going. It has been a while since I have worked on it or posted a blog on it. Last night the kids were watching a movie and my wife was happy quilting upstairs, so I had no excuse not to work on it.

The drawers were all in place, but I still had to tweak the slides a little to keep them from rocking. This take a bit of work and it is an art to get them flush with the front (including drawer front, and both sides the slides parallel, to take the rocking out and not leaning forward or backward.

The finished fronts I make over sized and trim them down bit by bit until they fit just right in the opening. Some openings are not square and the drawer front needs to match that. The drawer fronts I make a 3/16" smaller than the opening.

Rectangle Wood Font Electronic device Office ruler


I use the business cards they send in the junk mail for spacers, 2 cards taped together give me just the right space. Than I nail the front on from the back with a pin nailer and later use drywall screws to make it permanent.

Cabinetry Drawer Wood Dresser Chest of drawers


I bought the hardware for this dresser. This was picked by my lovely wife. We will mix knobs and handles. The knobs will go on the upper smaller drawers.

Cabinetry Light Wood Audio equipment Drawer


That's it for now, hopefully I will be able to post this as a project soon.
God bless.
Pabull.
Looking really good.
I love the play in the wood on the drawers, it brings life.
Good choice of knobs, I think it match.
Secret…. but still so cool, and how many thiefs have time to read woodworking articles?
Smiles my friend.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Just needs to get a coat of lacquer.

I found a little time between driving kids to dancing lessons, cleaning the pool, checking on the crew in the greenhouses (working overtime on Saturday), to work on the dresser. I have the feeling I started five other uncompleted projects while this dresser is waiting for attention.

But we finally got to the point that the dresser is complete, the top is on, the drawers all line up, the drawer fronts are on, the hardware is temporarily installed.

I am happy with the result.

Furniture Wood Tableware Table Wood stain


Furniture Drawer Cabinetry Wood Chest of drawers


Cabinetry Dresser Table Drawer Chest of drawers


So here you have it. As soon as I have this dresser coated with lacquer, I will post it on LJ. Thanks for all your nice comments and encouragements.

Pabull.
 

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Just needs to get a coat of lacquer.

I found a little time between driving kids to dancing lessons, cleaning the pool, checking on the crew in the greenhouses (working overtime on Saturday), to work on the dresser. I have the feeling I started five other uncompleted projects while this dresser is waiting for attention.

But we finally got to the point that the dresser is complete, the top is on, the drawers all line up, the drawer fronts are on, the hardware is temporarily installed.

I am happy with the result.

Furniture Wood Tableware Table Wood stain


Furniture Drawer Cabinetry Wood Chest of drawers


Cabinetry Dresser Table Drawer Chest of drawers


So here you have it. As soon as I have this dresser coated with lacquer, I will post it on LJ. Thanks for all your nice comments and encouragements.

Pabull.
That's a good looking piece, can't wait to see the grain after the finish brings it out.

Nicely done. - Len
 

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Just needs to get a coat of lacquer.

I found a little time between driving kids to dancing lessons, cleaning the pool, checking on the crew in the greenhouses (working overtime on Saturday), to work on the dresser. I have the feeling I started five other uncompleted projects while this dresser is waiting for attention.

But we finally got to the point that the dresser is complete, the top is on, the drawers all line up, the drawer fronts are on, the hardware is temporarily installed.

I am happy with the result.

Furniture Wood Tableware Table Wood stain


Furniture Drawer Cabinetry Wood Chest of drawers


Cabinetry Dresser Table Drawer Chest of drawers


So here you have it. As soon as I have this dresser coated with lacquer, I will post it on LJ. Thanks for all your nice comments and encouragements.

Pabull.
Very easy on the eyes, Sir. Well done!
 

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Just needs to get a coat of lacquer.

I found a little time between driving kids to dancing lessons, cleaning the pool, checking on the crew in the greenhouses (working overtime on Saturday), to work on the dresser. I have the feeling I started five other uncompleted projects while this dresser is waiting for attention.

But we finally got to the point that the dresser is complete, the top is on, the drawers all line up, the drawer fronts are on, the hardware is temporarily installed.

I am happy with the result.

Furniture Wood Tableware Table Wood stain


Furniture Drawer Cabinetry Wood Chest of drawers


Cabinetry Dresser Table Drawer Chest of drawers


So here you have it. As soon as I have this dresser coated with lacquer, I will post it on LJ. Thanks for all your nice comments and encouragements.

Pabull.
Looks great! That should provide plenty of storage space for you. I need to build a dresser for the wife. I've got that big pile of padouk to use and figure that will work fine. I just need to find the design I want. Might steal a couple ideas from yours!
 

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Just needs to get a coat of lacquer.

I found a little time between driving kids to dancing lessons, cleaning the pool, checking on the crew in the greenhouses (working overtime on Saturday), to work on the dresser. I have the feeling I started five other uncompleted projects while this dresser is waiting for attention.

But we finally got to the point that the dresser is complete, the top is on, the drawers all line up, the drawer fronts are on, the hardware is temporarily installed.

I am happy with the result.

Furniture Wood Tableware Table Wood stain


Furniture Drawer Cabinetry Wood Chest of drawers


Cabinetry Dresser Table Drawer Chest of drawers


So here you have it. As soon as I have this dresser coated with lacquer, I will post it on LJ. Thanks for all your nice comments and encouragements.

Pabull.
Thanks, Len, it's been fun.

Smitty, it's all about the eyes. Thanks.

Willie, only you can steel any of my ideas. Maybe I need to help you out with some of the padouk, lol.

Pb.
 

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Just needs to get a coat of lacquer.

I found a little time between driving kids to dancing lessons, cleaning the pool, checking on the crew in the greenhouses (working overtime on Saturday), to work on the dresser. I have the feeling I started five other uncompleted projects while this dresser is waiting for attention.

But we finally got to the point that the dresser is complete, the top is on, the drawers all line up, the drawer fronts are on, the hardware is temporarily installed.

I am happy with the result.

Furniture Wood Tableware Table Wood stain


Furniture Drawer Cabinetry Wood Chest of drawers


Cabinetry Dresser Table Drawer Chest of drawers


So here you have it. As soon as I have this dresser coated with lacquer, I will post it on LJ. Thanks for all your nice comments and encouragements.

Pabull.
I think it turned out so nice.
The finish is top, and now we really see how the handles match.
Congrat on that build, now it will be wonderful to fill it up with underware 'size matters' and perhaps a few secrets…
Best thoughts to you and the rest of the family,
Mads
 

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