I’m new to the blog series, so I’m afraid some of this will be redundant:
I want to build a Shaker-style cherry nightstand for my fiance’. It’s going to be as handtool-heavy as it can be until my shoulder gives out. She’d like it to be 21”W x 19”D x 22”H. I’m going to construct it entirely from 1” rough cherry stock that was given to me (free!) by a friend. I’m using the “design as I go” approach & will size the parts as I go. I’d like a single shallow drawer in the front and although atypical to style, my fiance’ prefers it to be on the bulky side with untapered legs. Wish me luck & thanks for looking!
Here’s the raw wood scored from a good friend, Dale. There’s some structural hemlock, nice hickory, and hard maple in the pile. The cherry’s been moved to the shop:
Here’s the cherry coarsely ripped & ready for general glue-up:
The legs have been glued up & are ready for planing square:
A day of planing is really a day of sharpening!
Getting started on the legs using a plane jack & Stanley #7 with Hock
Fruits (shavings) of my labor:
Planing the legs paired for thickness:
Legs finished until final smoothing & dimensioning:
Cutting the top boards to length on my new radial arm saw:
Top glued up with my hodgepodge of clamps and cawls:
Shameless plane picture:
Getting the parts together:
Hey, I told you guys, “not today!”
Getting stareted on my horribly cupped top (Stanley #5 with Hock):
That’s where I’m at now. I need a few days of planing my cupped top. No turning back now, as my planer is 13”! I’m going to start working on the front rails & aprons this weekend hopefully. Suiting up for chopping some serious mortises. Will share as I go! Thanks for looking!
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog