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    Progress

    Made some progress on the dress build. I have a carcass. Now drawer boxes, drawer fronts, and a top. Thanks for your help. Brian

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    Looks good!

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    That’s a weird looking dress. Lol

    Looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Day View Post
    That’s a weird looking dress. Lol

    Looks good!
    The bed has large posts and I wanted to pick that up in the dresser VS doing a standard side. Thanks Brian


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    I was just making a joke, meant no offense. The dressER looks great!
    “Made some progress on the DRESS build.” Excuse my attempt at a joke!

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    no offense taken

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    Brian,

    That looks like walnut? That looks very nice. What are you going to make your drawer boxes out of? And what type of guides do you have planned? And one more what are you doing for a top?
    Inquiring minds want to know.

    Looks great.

    Bill

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    I love it when a project is assembled, but not yet finished. Are you going to provide any intermediate support for those long double drawers? Looks like a pretty long span.
    NOW you tell me...

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    That's looking great...
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    Poplar on the boxes and blum 4 way adjustable insert drawers, just a 3/4" top square edge. Thanks. Brian

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    Dresser is @ 63" long. bottom drawer is @ 7 and then the next two are 6-1/2. I was going to build poplar drawer boxes & use blum guides. Thanks. Brian

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    Hi Brian
    It looks good but I'm concerned about the center sagging. That would cause your drawers to bind and a gap open up under the center of the top. That bottom stretcher might have been heavier. If you make the back and top strong and structural it would fix it. Or you could install solid drawer dividers top and bottom. To see the problem, place a straightedge acrosss the top at the front, and press down on the vertical drawer divider.

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    I love it when a project is assembled, but not yet finished. Are you going to provide any intermediate support for those long double drawers? Looks like a pretty long span.

    NOW you tell me...



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    Hi Brian
    It looks good but I'm concerned about the center sagging. That would cause your drawers to bind and a gap open up under the center of the top. That bottom stretcher might have been heavier. If you make the back and top strong and structural it would fix it. Or you could install solid drawer dividers top and bottom. To see the problem, place a straightedge acrosss the top at the front, and press down on the vertical drawer divider.



    Your craftsmanship is very apparent - nice work! However my immediate visual reaction/concern, like those above, was about the potential mid-span ability to handle the potential heavy loading & sagging, creating binding on the drawers, as well as the size of the stretcher. Perhaps a long metal strip, say 1/8" x 1"-1 1/2", inside the stretcher would provide adequate support & remain out of sight.
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