Four Drawer Dresser / Changing Table


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I lean toward sliding dovetails for stuff like this.  I have a router sled that I use for a few things; making a stopped sliding DT away from an easily guided edge is one of them.

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I use a stop in the miter slot and you get this.

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Put the mating profile on the end of the divider and you get this.

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Just checking the fit from the bottom.

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I knock a bit off one end of the divider's DT and round it sith a rasp to fit the stopped router bit cut slot

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I match the arch on the lower stretchers of the dresser on this rear part of the topper.

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One of the things I love about sliding DT's.

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I'll give it a bit and then slide the other one home.  For the divider's position on this thing the mechanical joint is sufficient.  I add a dab of glue for the last inch anyway :rolleyes:.

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9 hours ago, Chet K said:

So you mount your work in the sled and then push the sled to the bit?

Yep.  Basically just a piece of ply with replaceable ZCI's and t-tracks for the fence and holddowns.  I just run a single rail in the miter slot as the sled is mostly used for smaller parts.  You can see I have only used the front portion of the sled so far although I have done several projects with it.  You can also just see the stop in the lower right corner of the first picture which I use for stopped cuts.  The fence adjusts to 45+ degrees either way and it comes in handy enough to earn its keep.

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Gee, guestions, asked as a student and not as a critic. On the rabbets in the topper shown in your pics, why are they cut so deep? To give more end grain gluing surface area. Will the "topper/changing table" sit on top of the chest of drawers or will it be free standing? It's been a long time since I've changed diapers and then, it wasn't on something this nice. 

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15 minutes ago, K Cooper said:

Gee, guestions, asked as a student and not as a critic. On the rabbets in the topper shown in your pics, why are they cut so deep? To give more end grain gluing surface area. Will the "topper/changing table" sit on top of the chest of drawers or will it be free standing? It's been a long time since I've changed diapers and then, it wasn't on something this nice. 

The rabbets are cut deep for appearances sake.  This . . .

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Instead of this . . . 

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The topper will have a birch veneer ply bottom with felt runners.  It will set on the dresser and be attached at the rear by metal straps that will connect the two assemblies together.  I will pre-drill positions for having the top flush right, flush left or centered but, new holes could be easily drilled wherever required.  Kinda like so . . .

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