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Well, yesterday I got the cases for the night stands put together and the case for the double dresser and the face frame as well. Now I’m going to get the face frames on the night stands, then the drawer slides on all three. Then comes the base moldings and get the feet going. That will get the cases complete except for backs and drawers. I may go ahead and get the drawers done so these three can get to finishing, then do the big armoire. I didn’t want to wrestle all of it at one time so getting the three smaller pieces done and out of the way made sense.
I did these different than normal. Usually I just install the drawer dividers by using a sliding dovetail directly into the case sides, if you saw the Bombe Video you will see what I’m talking about, there is a shot of me driving a drawer runner into the dovetail slot on the sides of the case.
But, this is a “Suite” all needing to match and the armoir has to have face frames…a unit that big needs the face frames to help it from “racking.” Face frames keep it square, on this armoire I may also have to install one on the back. It’s 52″ wide so even a 48″ wide piece of plywood won’t make a back. Now, 52″ refers to the widest point, so the case itself will be about 49″, considering the top molding and protruding feet, but still it is wide. We’ll get it all worked out.
Considering that the armoire will get face frames, the nightstands and dresser are also getting them. Smaller, but want the look to carry through out. I’ll do a chamfer and some “lamb tongues” to dress them up a bit.
Now, the drawers are overlay, meaning they totally cover the opening and now here is where a half-blind dovetail is normally used, but I’m gonna do my applied fronts with through dovetails. I’ll show you why when we get there.
I’m about through with my “Making money and pricing your work” write. I’ve been doing some checking around to see what’s happening and what the clientele trend is.” What’s selling, what’s not, so that will be done in a day or so.
Got an order from a retailer yesterday for more DVDs, that means there selling, a heartfelt thank you – to all of you.
So, like the song says in the “Smokey and the Bandit” movies, We got a long way to go and a short time to get there” so another coffee and I’m at it.
On the Government and the Economy – Consider the government a huge group of beavers and the economy a river.
Catch ya later!