Category Archives: Johns Armoire

John’s Armoire: It is Finished!

Today was the first day I worked in the shop without the Armoire in it and to be honest, it felt kind of empty.  It’s been in the shop for such a long time but I’m glad that it’s now … Continue reading

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Vacation Fun & Back to the Shop

It was great to take a week off and go to the cool northwest — Spokane, Washington plus time in Rossland, British Columbia and a fantastic bike ride that was in both Montana and Idaho!   The bike ride was … Continue reading

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Is the End in Sight?

It does seem as if I’ve been working on the Armoire for a very long time.  It has most definitely come a long way from the drawing but when I add two large projects for clients, a couple of Etsy custom orders, … Continue reading

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Drawers One More Time and a Door Too!

I’m just about done working on and talking about drawers for this project.  I’ve learned a lot which is always a good thing!  The first thing on the list was to clean up and level the dovetail pins.  Here’s where … Continue reading

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Drawers Yet Again! — Sliding Dovetail Dilemma

Some of you that are following the construction of the drawers have left me comments and likes which I really appreciate. Not having made a unit with this many drawers in quite some time makes me cautious so I enjoy … Continue reading

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Drawers Continued — Side Hung in the “Doghouse”

I’m not exactly sure when or why I began to refer to the 3 drawer section of the Armoire as a “doghouse”.  Since it is my original design I suppose it can be called anything I want!  In any case, these … Continue reading

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Drawers Continued — Bottoms and Sliding Dovetails

The previous posts on the drawer construction included the word sensible, notice it’s left it out this time?  I still think the approach is sensible but some may question that because of the way I’m going about making the bottoms. … Continue reading

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