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Postby Joe Soto » Sun, Sep 23 2007, 11:00PM

Here are a few photos of a weekend(s) project I have been working on. It is made from quilted or tiger maple that I have culled out of the regular lumber we use. All the parts including the moldings and doors and ss top were cut on my Thermwood except for the small rope in the crown. Next will be a mirror frame. This is part of an ongoing project of putting an addition on my own home. The doorway I took the pictures from was the kitchen window not too long ago.
Since the top drawer panel is so small I am going to have to put the pull on the top rail. Should I put all the drawer pulls on the top rails or in the center the taller drawers?
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Postby Michael Rice » Tue, Sep 25 2007, 5:01PM

That's a good looking vanity, Joe. The finish on the quilted maple looks excellent....nice shimmer. Don't know what to tell you on the pulls, just a matter of personal taste, I guess.....I'd ask the wife. :)

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Postby BillHightower » Wed, Sep 26 2007, 7:57AM

Joe,

Beautiful work. I envy your router.

On the pulls. Don't put the pull on the top rail. I would leave the pulls off the top drawers and put pulls on the center of the other drawers.

You might want to consider reducing the rails on the top drawer fronts to 1/2 the size of the stiles. This will increase the size of the raised panel. For example, I make my stiles and rails 2 7/16 inches resulting in 2 in rails and stiles. My top drawer fronts are 6 1/2 in high. On these drawer fronts I reduce the rails to 1 in. This still looks good with the other drawer fronts below the top drawer. I am attaching a picture of some doors and drawer fronts made this way.

Again, your work is too good to put the pulls on the top rails.

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Postby DanEpps » Wed, Sep 26 2007, 8:33AM

I agree with Bill on the pulls...not on the rail.

You might be able to use a door popper latch and have \"press-to-open\" drawers.

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Postby Joe Soto » Wed, Sep 26 2007, 8:37AM

Thanks guys, The sink front is a tip out with a finger pull so I could do this to the top drawers too. I have just enough of the same lumber to remake them a little taller and use 1/4in. smaller rails. I just started building my own doors. It's great! I can be selective with the wood and if I needed these today, I could have them in an hour or two.
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Postby BillHightower » Wed, Sep 26 2007, 8:53AM

Joe,

It would take me a whole day to replace those drawer fronts. I am really getting jealous now.

In fact, I just made two doors for a wine cellar the wrong size and plan to remake them today. Wish I had your router. Maybe someday.

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Postby Joe Soto » Wed, Sep 26 2007, 9:18AM

Bill, it's kind of funny, I sometimes forget about the other tools in the shop. The top rails are 2in. the smallest I can use with the Thermwood fixture. Duh... make the drawer front bigger and cut it to size on the Uni-saw :roll: Or spend a bunch of time drawing a part with a grommet hole in the right spot so the router will cut it, when a hole saw would be just fine
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Postby Michael S Murray » Wed, Sep 26 2007, 11:32AM

Thats sharp Joe,
I also learned yrs ago on the pull thing, I now make my minimum drawer front 6.5 wide and use a 1.5 rail on them,anything over 8 I go back to 2.25 rails. makes it a bit stronger for bigger drawer fronts and looks great.
Must be nice to have fun with the router, I only dream off that...
I have my house tore up right now though and plan on doing some nice things to it as I put it back together. I am definetly going to build the entertainment center with the turned corners that thermwood hauls around to the shows. I fell in love with that the first tie I seen it and have been looking for the excuse to build it...
once again, thats a sharp project you posted..
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Postby Rick Palechuk » Wed, Sep 26 2007, 2:28PM

Did you run those doors on your machine Joe?

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Postby Joe Soto » Wed, Sep 26 2007, 2:44PM

Yes Rick all the parts, large rope molding, crown and base. I will be remaking the top drawer fronts tonight. The homeowner is an ass :wink:
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Postby Michael S Murray » Wed, Sep 26 2007, 3:23PM

Thats Funny Joe,reminds me off my Fiance, when I dont get home till 9 or leave sunday morning for work. She says my boss is MEAN!
I was under the impression that the thermwood doors were only capable of 5pc doors, I notice your upper doors have a extra rail, is that supported in the thermwood door or did you use something else?
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Postby Joe Soto » Wed, Sep 26 2007, 3:50PM

I did the the way you would for presentation using 2 doors, over lapping them. Only I used three, one for the long stiles and the rails, one for the top panel and one for the other. Then I just filtered out the extra parts and ran the center rail on both sides. I havent tried it, but I think this would work for multi-panel bar backs too. It would be great if Thermwood would add this feature to the software.
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Postby Joe Soto » Mon, Dec 10 2007, 6:31PM

Joe Soto wrote: I havent tried it, but I think this would work for multi-panel bar backs too. It would be great if Thermwood would add this feature to the software.
Joe


Well I got around to trying a bar back using the 5 piece door fixture. It took a lot of planning and filtering out extra parts but they turned out great .
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Postby Michael S Murray » Mon, Dec 10 2007, 6:50PM

good work joe, just shows you what lying to and tricking your router can get you.........
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Postby Jody Wilmes » Tue, Dec 11 2007, 9:38AM

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