8 drawer dresser #1: making the leg assemblies

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Blog entry by EthanC posted 02-15-2011 05:40 AM 5799 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is an eight drawer dresser from a Wood magazine plan. It is in their maple and cherry bedroom set. Pretty basic with a cabinet carcass box glued and screwed to two end assemblies. I am going to make mine out of white oak and stain it to match a bed.

I started with the legs, which are laminated:

Here is the template:

Gluing up the legs:

Showing off the thin kerf freud blade. It really helps these contractor saws cut through thick stock and is my substitute for a jointer.

Cutting the legs to size:

Setting the fence for the narrow part of the legs and cutting to the curve (the white stuff is chalk):

Finishing with a hand saw:

Cut the curves on the bandsaw and sand:

Using the cut offs from the legs to glue up some molding so it looks rift sawn:

Cut some rectangles and glue and biscuit on the legs and moldings:

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#1 posted 02-15-2011 05:41 AM

Good start!

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#2 posted 02-15-2011 10:06 PM

sweet..keep us posted

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