|Project by kevinbradshaw||posted 12-04-2014 04:10 PM||746 views||3 times favorited||1 comment|
I created this Advent Calendar for my kids this chrstmas. it was a fun project. i had lots of left over cypress around, so that’s what i used. instead of cutting out all the openings for the drawers, i decided to cuts the wood into strips and glue/join them back together leaving the perfectly square openings. i didn’t think i would be able to get such clean openings with a drill and a jog saw.
this is what i was modeling it after.
here was my full size plan.
first i made lots of little drawers.
then i cut the strips of wood that would leave the perfect openings for the drawers.
then i glue and clamped them together.
i cut some pieces for the back (second tree shape) that would remain solid.
then i cut some pieces for the front of all the drawers.
i used the disc sander to chamfer the edges. they were too small to use my round-over bit. i like the way this turned out anyway.
A test run to make sure they all fit. i had to sand down some of the drawers.
assembled. i didn’t get pictures of the stand part of this, but it’s just some scrap 2×4’s that i had. i used a round-over bit to soft the edges.
Then we started painting.
i glued on some small round knobs that i got from the craft store and painted all the drawers (while watching the hockey game. Go Bolts!)
The finished product. well, nearly finished. i still need to add the numbers to each drawer, but i’m working on that.
-- Kevin - Tampa, FL