Finally finished the modern chest of drawers and nightstand builds. I started at the beginning of August. It is made of kiln dried cherry and air dried walnut. I made these for my 4 yr old son Owen. Our third child will be here next month and Owen was still using the combo changing table/dresser for his clothes so he needed something new. Up next is a storage bed. .
I enjoyed making these and learned a lot. This was a first for box joints for me. I used the method given my Marc to use a shim the size of the blade kerf on the band saw and it worked incredibly well. The box joints fit together so nicely with no finesse work. To hog out the waste I built the box joint jig from ibuildit.ca and chiseled the last bit to the line. .
For the panels I had to rip and resaw the walnut. I only have a 6" jointer so I ripped the boards to 6" and then resawed them. This gave me 4 pieces per panel. I glued them up to look bookmatched. This worked really well and was also a first for me. The newly acquired belt sander I found online for cheap helped to flatten the panels out. .
For the construction I used dual Domino's at the joints. This helped to speed up the process. Luckily my friend has a domino that he let me borrow. I used @totalboat
epoxy for all of the glue work and pleased with it as I had never used epoxy before. .
I finished them with 3 coats of @generalfinishes
arm r seal. 2 coats of semi gloss and 1 coat of satin. My initial plan was to use enduro var but I didn't realize I couldn't use it over sanding sealer and I had already sealed all of the pieces. I used my Fuji hvlp for the first time to finish the pieces. I tried spraying the Enduro var on the bottom of a drawer and all it did was orange peel. I already had the arm r seal and it sprayed nicely.
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