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         My project was to make and fit a wardrobe and chest off drawers unit.  Access up stairs is quite restricted so I had to make the wardrobe part almost flat pack to be assembled on site. Unusually I began this project by making the plinth first and then building the rest of the unit on top.

         This is a bad photograph of the wardrobe. The wardrobe is divided into a single and double with a couple of shelves in the bottom of the single side. At the back the chest of drawers is a panel covering the wall between it and the sloping ceiling.  

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           This is a photograph  of the plinth glued up and in cramp.

                       19:2:2010

            Oak board having the sapwood waste cut off before being sawn up for the doors and door frames.

26:2:2010

          Wardrobe sides and top dry assembled together and the top rail glued to the top panel

15:3:2010
Timber for drawer runner and kicker frames planed up, cut to length and ready to joint.
      Front and back runner and kicker frame rails being morticed.
     Morticed and tenon jointed frame rails.
      Assembled frames ready for fitting into the chest of drawers.
26:4:2010
  Assembled chest of drawers unit ready for the drawers to be made and fitted
7:5:2010
        6 door panels glued and cramped up using all my sash cramps.
14:5:2010
       Doors assembled and glued up with the panels left unglued except for the middle top and bottom to allow for movement in the timber
           Doors fitted and hung. Middle door still needs false door post fitting.
          Drawer fronts tried in place to check fit with veneer spacers. I also marked on the backs where the drawer rails came in order to show where the drawer sides needed to be fitted.
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