I finally got around to finishing the Sketchup drawing for my first fine woodworking project that I hope to start before the holidays.
I had difficulty designing the sides and back and I’m still not sure if I like the grooved panels. I may go back to just a basic panel or raised. The shelf above the bottom drawer was also a pain, but that could just be because I was a newbie to Sketchup. Please let me know if there is a better, or easier way to build a shelf that sits like that. It is a combination of a dado around the sides and back for the drawer to sit in, and double tenons to fit into mortises in the front legs. The drawers are going to have the fronts done with half blind dovetails but I didn’t draw those in because I just wanted to finish this for a cutlist.
I’m still undecided on drawer handles so they are missing from the drawing. Also, I hope to use a dark cherry finish on cherry wood like this http://www.amishshowroom.com/images/cherrycf811cherry.jpg with some lighter wood for some inlay and the drawer fronts. Any suggestions?
I can e-mail the sketchup file if you wish.
-- - Eric Noblesville, IN