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Posted: 06/19/21 09:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you look at the area above the door, turning a flat wall space into something that looks a little more "sophisticated" than just a flat wall only requires a little fairly inexpensive trim.

The drawer fronts should be as easy to upgrade the look as well.

Thanks for the ideas.



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Posted: 06/20/21 05:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fulltimin wrote:

Bruce Brown wrote:

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Quick survey .... Put the walnut on top, or rout the drawer front out, and mount it flush? Whatta ya think?


Is this even a question?

Let me rephrase...

Should I cobb it together or do it right?

I will admit, I'm surprised you even needed to ask.



Bruce, Bruce, Bruce... You need a little decaf. Lol. Joking, of course.


I'm on my second cup of real coffee so far this morning, so maybe?

But honestly, I think it'd look pretty amateur and tacky if you just stuck it on the surface and left it. Not to mention all the cr*p that would get caught on the ledge where it sticks out.

As unconventional as everything else you've done at least it appears to be quality work. Just tacking that on the front would not be considered quality IMO.


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I'm going to break from the pack here and suggest putting the black walnut on top and adding a piece to the center of the drawer where the pulls will be creating a sort of bas-relief look. Would give it a bit more character. Simply rounding the edge of the trim would eliminate the chance of catching something on it. JMHO


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Posted: 06/20/21 09:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bruce Brown wrote:

fulltimin wrote:

Bruce Brown wrote:

fulltimin wrote:

Quick survey .... Put the walnut on top, or rout the drawer front out, and mount it flush? Whatta ya think?


Is this even a question?

Let me rephrase...

Should I cobb it together or do it right?

I will admit, I'm surprised you even needed to ask.



Bruce, Bruce, Bruce... You need a little decaf. Lol. Joking, of course.


I'm on my second cup of real coffee so far this morning, so maybe?

But honestly, I think it'd look pretty amateur and tacky if you just stuck it on the surface and left it. Not to mention all the cr*p that would get caught on the ledge where it sticks out.

As unconventional as everything else you've done at least it appears to be quality work. Just tacking that on the front would not be considered quality IMO.




Some days I amaze myself. I post something which looks fine at the time, and when reading it the next day, I think "what was I thinking"? Lol.

The picture I had of the trim on the front, with the edge sticking out, was not intended to be what it will look like when finished.

Let me try again. Hopefully, it will make more sense.

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Posted: 06/20/21 09:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

zigzagrv wrote:

I'm going to break from the pack here and suggest putting the black walnut on top and adding a piece to the center of the drawer where the pulls will be creating a sort of bas-relief look. Would give it a bit more character. Simply rounding the edge of the trim would eliminate the chance of catching something on it. JMHO



Thanks for the post.

All I can say at this point, is, stay tuned.

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Posted: 06/20/21 09:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is a drawing of what a little bit of trim can do for a door. It's a flat door with just a little bit of trim.



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Posted: 06/20/21 09:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's a box with a flat front, with just a little bit of trim in the front, which adds to the overall appearance.



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Here's a set of drawers, with a little trim added to the front, around the edges, to make it look a little "classier".

This is more of what I was trying to get across, but didn't do a very good job of getting it accomplished.



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After 4 years, you would think I could do a little better, wouldn't ya? Lol...

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Posted: 06/22/21 09:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wahoo! More work done.

In this pic, I cut some black walnut strips just a little over length, which is shown by the blue arrow, and then proceeded to glue them to the sides of the drawers to cover up the plywood plies.



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As the red arrow shows, I had to cut some plywood pieces to be able to clamp the thin walnut to the drawer sides, until dry.

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Posted: 06/22/21 09:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These drawers are also waiting for the glue to dry. Once it does, which will be tomorrow, I can pull the clamps off and proceed to trim the walnut.



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There we go. These are all of them, except for the one on the bench, which is in the first picture.

Good thing, because I am running out of clamps. Lol.



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