April 2014

Built drawers #7 & 8 for Adri's cabinet

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Cabinet with seventh and eighth drawers installedI've decided that I'm going to finish this cabinet before we move in June or die trying. I finished two more drawers this past weekend. I've gotten into a rhythm with this. I now think of each drawer as a four step process.



  1. Cut and clean up the tails

  2. Cut and fit the back of the drawer using through dovetails

  3. Cut and fit the front of the drawer using half blinds. Fit the bottom

  4. Fit the completed dry-fit drawer into the case

So, I'm currently 8 1/4 done with the drawers. As soon as I fit the back of drawer nine, I'll be in Fellini territory. (Obscure film history reference there . . . ) It's appropriate, since this project is driving me nuts.