Lowboy project – almost there…………

It’s hard to believe that this little dressing table would take this long to build.  Of course between my part-time “retirement job”, summer visitors, golf and a myriad of other distractions, I’ve been lucky to get ten hours a week in the shop.  At that rate projects seem to take forever to complete.

Anyroad.  The drawers are trimmed and fitted, but they still need the application of the cockbeads.  Drawer sides and backs are of CWP.  Since these drawers won’t be seeing action day-in and day-out, the pine will wear well enough.  If someone has to put a “runner” on in fifty years…  While I would normally use a rabbet plane and a hollow for the drawer bottom panel edges, I opted for a diagonal fence on the table saw and “raised” the panel, much the same as you would do in raising a door panel.  It saved some time and time is at a premium around here.  Mea culpa.

There are still a few guides and kickers to put in place.  But, with any luck, by the end of the week I’ll be painting the carcass.  Fingers crossed..

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