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This is just friendly ribbing but that piece of furniture is tooo dang good looking for metal drawer glides. It's also too dang good looking for a bathroom and a guest bathroom at that!. Seriously hope the rest of your house is filled with such beautiful work.

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Beautiful piece of furniture! Signed & dated ?

I'm a major fan of full extension slides but when the piece is true furniture instead of cabinets I use the Blum undermount concealed slides with the soft close feature.  Just food for thought  for the next project.

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1 hour ago, Chestnut said:

This is just friendly ribbing but that piece of furniture is tooo dang good looking for metal drawer glides. It's also too dang good looking for a bathroom and a guest bathroom at that!. Seriously hope the rest of your house is filled with such beautiful work.

 

1 hour ago, wdwerker said:

Beautiful piece of furniture! Signed & dated ?

I'm a major fan of full extension slides but when the piece is true furniture instead of cabinets I use the Blum undermount concealed slides with the soft close feature.  Just food for thought  for the next project.

Thanks for the support guys. I’ve never done true wood slides or under mount. I agree, sounds like something for the next project. Truthfully, I doubt that drawer will get used much, I just hate wasting space. 

Thanks for the reminder about signing, will do it tomorrow. 

Also, I am working my way around the house, improving things as I can. I picked this project in part because of the size. My shop is really not conducive to larger pieces like full size tables, beds, dressers, etc. it becomes a constant game of Tetris, shuffling things around and hoping I don’t dent my finished pieces. So I want to do those, but I think long and hard before starting them, because of that issue, which can make them not as much fun as they otherwise would be. 

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Excellent job on the inlay. Cherry is my favorite wood. I also like the curved front top. Very nice piece!

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That is a really nice piece.  Classic lines combined with the arc'd front and the inlay really take it a step above.  I get the metal slides for the shallow drawer choice,  I made a pair of night stands for a client that they needed quite shallow.  I tried to get them to go for a hidden center-mounted metal slide but, no dice.  They were forever pulling the drawers out the things.  After enough of the requisite "I told you so's" I took pity on them and rigged up a picture framing wire stop for them.

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The reason i like wood on wood slide isn't for the snobbery as much as the buttery smooth effortless drawer operation of a waxed hardwood slide. It can't be replicated by ball bearings. I have some drawers with heavy items and the slide is still effortless. They do take maintenance though as most good things in life do.

I'm also really entertained when people expect it to be like a ball bearing slide and practically fall over backwards yanking the drawer out.

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8 minutes ago, Chestnut said:

The reason i like wood on wood slide isn't for the snobbery as much as the buttery smooth effortless drawer operation of a waxed hardwood slide. It can't be replicated by ball bearings. I have some drawers with heavy items and the slide is still effortless. They do take maintenance though as most good things in life do.

I'm also really entertained when people expect it to be like a ball bearing slide and practically fall over backwards yanking the drawer out.

I'll definitely think about wooden slides the next time around. It really isn't something I've put much thought into.

Typically with my projects, I'm always trying to add something new to my skill set, while also refining the stuff I've done before.

I've got several cabinets and tables on the main level of my house and I think you can actually see the progress pretty clearly. They all function. The first one, which I was very happy with when completed, is built like a tank and kind of bulky, when compared to the more recent pieces, which I've managed to lighten up. That being said, I still like it, both as a piece but also as a record of my progress.  

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