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Old 08-22-2011, 02:57 PM
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I spent the weekend jointing, resawing and thicknessing Kauri Pine (from New Zealand) into the sides and backs of drawers for the Military Chests ...



That's enough for 12 drawers. Actually only 9 drawers are needed - I mentioned previously that the plan was to make an extra 3 drawers as Lynndy thought that "one day down the line ..."

I finished work early today and had a couple of hours to trim the Jarrah drawer fronts to size. Unfinished, just sized, each from a single board ...






Then I made a mistake. I added the other three drawer fronts .. and Lynndy saw the result ...





Now she does not want this to be an entertainment centre anymore.

And she still wants an entertainment centre. For the third time! Will someone here please talk with her!

That's just not cricket!

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Derek

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Old 08-22-2011, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: It's just not cricket!

Maybe not cricket, but I tend to be siding with Lynndy.

In the photo with the clamped drawer sides, are you aiding the acclimatisation (sp?) with the clamps?
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:32 PM
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Wow. Those cabinets look great either way, Derek. I'm thinking that the issue isn't design, so much as coming up with a better strategy for making Lynndy want the same thing that you're intending to build. Clearly in this instance you shouldn't have showed her the extra three drawers; keep that in mind for the next entertainment center.

In the meantime, that's a beautiful pair of chests. I hope you have a wall long enough to put them side-by-side. Otherwise the beauty of the grain running the full length of both cabinets will be lost.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:56 AM
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....In the meantime, that's a beautiful pair of chests. I hope you have a wall long enough to put them side-by-side. Otherwise the beauty of the grain running the full length of both cabinets will be lost.
Hi Poto

Yep, no worries about the livingroom wall. They will be alongside each other with a TV on top, but I will make alternate plans now for the audio equipment.

Regards from Perth

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