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Forum topic by Grubby posted 02-26-2018 01:34 PM 387 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Grubby

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02-26-2018 01:34 PM

I am new to woodworking and taking a try at making my son a dresser for his bedroom (the six dresser from Woodsmith). I built the outer shell and the carcass individually and then put them together. However, the carcass is slightly higher/bigger than the outer shell and leaves a gap that you can see when the top is on. What options do I have to fix this? With the gap being somewhat significant and the carcass being made of birch plywood I really do not want to sand or plane all the material away. I was think of adding a trim piece but the 2×2 corners create somewhat of a problem. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Sorry the pictures are rotated.


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John Smith

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#1 posted 02-26-2018 01:55 PM

a little help with the photos:

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#2 posted 02-26-2018 01:55 PM

Difficult perspective from the close up photos, can you put up a picture of the whole project? Shell and carcass explanation does not quite make sense, some better pics will certainly get you some ideas from the Jocks

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#3 posted 02-26-2018 01:57 PM

Ah, cool John that helps a bit,

Is that a face frame or a drawer top lifting the top????

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Grubby

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#4 posted 02-27-2018 12:31 AM

Sorry for the confusion here are some more pictures. Also the inner carcass is slightly higher than the outer shell pushing the table top up

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#5 posted 02-27-2018 12:47 AM

Cut the side leg down so that a 3/4” cap could be attached.
Something like this:

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#6 posted 02-27-2018 03:26 AM

The 3/4 inch cap is a good idea. I would never have thought of it. May need this idea for a future problem. Thanks.

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#7 posted 02-27-2018 04:59 AM

Another cool tip to get me out of a jam when I screw up.

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