|Project by Todd Swartwood||posted 01-10-2015 12:13 AM||2921 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
I decided about the end of the first week of December that I needed to build my Wife a nice Christmas
gift. I should have started a little sooner, I just finished spraying the lacquer finish yesterday, and the hardware today. I guess I missed by a few days.
I built the entire piece with frame and panel construction. I used a beaded face frame and inset doors.
I had forgotten how long it had been since I had cut the Haunch joints for the beaded face frame.
I had a blade for my Radial arm saw made to cut the joints, they started with a 1” thick carbide tipped blade.
It works quite well, however there is a learning curve I had forgotten.
I used a locked miter joint for the front corner joints, it is very hard to see where it is put together.
The cabinet dividers are dadoed in at the center and the bottom. The drawers are all assembled with through
dovetail joints. I used my Leigh Super dovetail jig, but I had only ever cut half blind single pass joints before.
So I had to learn how to use the jig for 2 pass through dovetail joints. I was very happy with the outcome with the jig. I used 1/2” Red Oak for the drawer sides and 1/4” Birch plywood for the bottom.
I also used my Grizzly molding/planer combo to make the crown and base moldings I used on this piece.
I used a wide crown mold cutter to make the base molding for feet.
I put a clothes rod in the top section for use with hangers.
Your comments really pump me up and encourage me to keep posting.
Thanks much and have a blessed evening, Todd
-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)