Sunday, May 07, 2006

Demented Dimensions

I finished putting the dovetails in the sides and the top & bottom web-frames. Now there is something to look at! Of course it's also a bit bigger than I had imagined. For some reason, a five foot tall, three foot wide dresser didn't sound as big as it really looks. And when I say really big, I mean "holy crap, I hope I don't have to move that very often!" BIG.

You can get the idea where the drawers are going to be in this picture as well. Each of those dados (aka grooves) on the inside of the left side of the dresser will help support a web-frame. The web-frame (sorta like a picture frame lying on it's back) will support the drawers and provide a smooth surface for them to glide on as they are opened and closed in daily use.

The web-frame on the bottom serves a dual purpose of supporting the bottom drawer and attaching the dresser carcase to the base.

The web-frame on the top will be used to attach the top to the dresser from the inside to prevent having any unsightly screws going through the top of the dresser. Not that is matters since it would take a rather tall individual to even see them if they were there!!

Next on the to-do list will be building all of the web-frames for the drawer supports. Pictures will follow as the progression continues...


Jenn said...

Holy crap this thing is huge! And its going to be heavy! Violet has to sign a contract sayign she won't leave it on some curb somewhere because she can't get her friends to help her move it.

Nice post title ;)

Darryl Masterson said...

I did have a little help on the post title! thanks Hon!

the hugeness is one thing. that Oak is super heacy too... that's going to be a killer to move around.

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Cindy said...

Nice pic, looks better in person. I agree you will need an army to help move it upstairs.
Keep up the good work.

Bruce said...

Hi, I am a woodworker myself. I was just searching around the internet and saw your blog. It is nice to know that someone is having as much fun as I am with woodworking. I am looking forward to your future posting. Good luck with your big dresser.

Scott said...

Yes, that's going to be a biggie... looks about as big as mine (bought, not made) though, perhaps a bit deeper. Not exactly light, just don't move it by yourself. (nylon straps - like they use for tie downs work great, just make a big loop, and you can use your shoulders and arms, rather than your hands)... I'm guessing that has 2 flights of stairs to go? ouch.

can't wait to see how it progresses... also wanted to pass along that I've collected my woodworking posts into their own blog. (since you ranked among 50% of the commenters on my other one!)