Just when you thought you were finished, they pull you right back in again!
Actually I was never really finished, once I had the drawer frames glued up I still had a little more work to do on them before we’re ready to assemble the entire body of the dresser.
So in today’s episode we’re going to finish the construction of the drawer frames.
This involves cleaning up the dried glue and tweaking the joinery to insure the drawers will slide in and out smoothly every time. And it also involves cutting a dado down the center rails to accept a drawer guide we’ll install later to help keep the drawers perfectly centered.
Unlike the dados we cut for the sides of the dresser body, these dados are a stopped version. So this requires a little more planning to make sure they don’t show on the front face and a little chopping with chisels, followed by some tweaking with a router plane.
All of it can sound a little complicated, but it’s not as bad as you think it will be.
A full set of detailed plans are available for sale on my website, thanks to Brian Benham of Benham Design Concepts.
Now that the tall dresser is completed here’s your opportunity to see all the bonus footage originally exclusive to Patrons of Matt’s Basement Workshop. From my thoughts on the design process, to selecting and milling rough stock, assembling the components, and then eventually to finishing it all with milk paint and so much more.
All this great content is now available to purchase and download, or rent and watch, to help you build this amazing dresser in your own shop. For more information visit my Video-on-demand page at Vimeo.com by clicking here.
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