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  • #12968
    Greg Merritt
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    I don’t know about the rest of the world, but here in the USA almost every home has a drawer designated as the “junk” drawer. Scissors, tape, batteries, bits of string and the like are found in this drawer. I now have three such drawers. I used the lumber that I had on hand and designed around that. The case and secondary drawer wood is pine and the drawer fronts are from sassafras left over from the wall clock build. I graduated the drawers in size from top to bottom. Rough dimensions are as follows; 14″W x 10″H x 6.25″D. I couldn’t find hardware that I liked so I made my own. The knobs are multi strand tack knots tied with #96 tarred nylon and are graduated from top to bottom to match the drawers. The finish is salmon milk paint, shellac and wax. This is my first attempt at a multi drawer case. They all are a piston fit and when you close one quickly the others spring open. I’m really happy with this one.
    P.S. Forgot to mention that I scalloped the bottom edges and added feet so that it will be easy to pick up and carry to a work location. Shamelessly stole this idea from David Barron.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #12974
    Ken
    Participant

    Greg You are a mind reader buddy. LOL Will you be doing any plans for this one in the future.

    Great job my friend. πŸ˜‰

    #12975
    dborn
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    Beautiful work as always!

    #12982
    Greg Merritt
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    I can work up a plan if you would like. I used what I had available and based most of it on proportions. I can do a plan that is easily scalable.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #12984

    Wow Greg that is just beautiful))) and I love this salmon milk paint color, I don’t know if have guts to choose this color myself, but I really LOVE, just happy, warm color. Great design,beautiful work. As usually Thank you for posting.

    Toronto, Canada

    #12985
    Ken
    Participant

    I can work up a plan if you would like. I used what I had available and based most of it on proportions. I can do a plan that is easily scalable.

    If you can Greg please, in your own time buddy I’m sure you have lots to do.

    Many thanks

    #12986
    Greg Merritt
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    I can take no credit for choosing the color on this one. I made the mistake of giving the wife the color chart for the available milk paint colors…she is now in charge of color selection. I’m going to have to build a cabinet to hold all the colors pretty soon.
    By the way…you all are too kind wit all of your encouraging words and compliments. Since joining the Masterclasses, I’m like a kid with a new toy. It’s exciting just to be able to create something.
    Thanks again everyone!

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #12987
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Ken…consider it done. Will post as soon as I can.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #12988
    Ken
    Participant

    Way to go buddy πŸ™‚

    #12989
    Mark Armstrong
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    WOW love your stuff Greg πŸ˜‰

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #13000
    Greg Merritt
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    As promised…plans.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #13002
    Ken
    Participant

    Wow that was fast. Thank you Greg. πŸ™‚

    #13003
    Greg Merritt
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    If I could only build as fast as I can draw….

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #13005
    Jeffrey Davis
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    Looks great! My wife loves the color and wants to use it on my next project.

    #13007
    David Gill
    Participant

    Great chest and plans, you really need to take this up full time

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

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