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Beaded Face Frame Dresser

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This project  originally started in Apr 2022 and was suspended due to a damaged frame.
In December 2022 I was cleaning up and had it on my hit list to dispose of.
However after looking at it i decided to continue to the finished stage it is today.
Its an example of what can be achieved using recycled products, the tools available to make it happen, the skills or determination to continue. the frame is recycled pallets the drawer fronts and top are from a 150 x150 log I had.
I bought the slides, (and never again) the screws glue and finish was an estimated $200 to $300 then add the time power consumed beer consumed it eventually finished up being a cabinet in the vicinity of $600 to $800 to see a recovery of  costs and make a small margin.
So as none of these will happen its now relegated to a tool cabinet or gifted to a member of the family regardless it will not end up on the kerbside as a give away.

Why did i do it?
well I had bought Kreg beading bits and had also spoken to Jay Boutwell regarding the construction.

Oh a post comment the top (which is removable)  has not been finished due to stile design thoughts.

Regards Rob

15 Comments

Damn you RC... that looks bloody good... at least from the pictures... if photoshop'd, I'll have your nuts and mail them to "A"...

Nothing against pottzy, but this just about puts his collection of coco into "hybernatia"....

That bloody string

still has me worried! and you need fertiliser on that grass...

furthermore I can't see an update sticker on that 'xtingisher. Fess up, how old izit?

Damn... I'm ready to make you an honorary Victorian... Danm² a real one.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Sorry RC, I had a 10 page.... 11 page.... 12 page.... many pages, homage to you.... I made the fatal mistake of moving to another page and lost it all... so bugger it all and suggest you go and buy a bloody scallop from McDonalds!.... Sacrilege!

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

That #1 picture is crooked... indication of the author perhaps?

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Rob, nicely done, the chest looks amazing, and the drawer faces have a wonderful design. Hard to believe that is from recycled material.

Main Street to the Mountains

RobsCastle.
That is very clever to be able to create a nice chest out of recycled wood.
Congratulations!!!  Great Effort!!!.
Regards......Cliff.
Mighty fine Rob. Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

Looks great Rob! The blog was well done too.
Very nice!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Your persistence paid off. Looks like the best pallet wood and log build I ever did see. 

Let me know if it winds up on the curb. I’ll send someone by to pick it up. 

James McIntyre

thats pretty impressive RC. nice work.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Very nice stuff, Rob! You turned [something] into a treasure.
Rob, That’s a credit to your patience and craftsmanship sir; very well done!

Life’s Good, Enjoy Each New Day’s Blessings

Very nice! I like the details on the drawers, too.

Steven- Random Orbital Nailer

RC, you've gotta make a blog about your pattern maker.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Really like the design. Excellent job.  Mike