|Project by Smitty_Cabinetshop||posted 297 days ago||861 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
Timeframe: 09-10 Feb 2013
Wood Used: On-hand 1/2” plywood, reclaimed poplar drawer sides, masonite for drawer bottom
Galoot Index: 5 on a 10 point scale, and that score is attained via half-blind, hand-cut dovetails in the drawer, a little bit of #50 plow plane work and some smoothing of drawer front and sides with the #164.
Cost: $0 for wood, $5 for paint, $2.75 for drawer pull
My wife and daughter went shopping a couple weeks ago and came home with a new bedroom set for my daughter. Without commenting on the state of modern furniture construction, a couple of fabric ‘totes’ needed a home, and the MDF / particle board version at the store was 5X the price of the totes, so I said I’d make something.
I started with four pieces of half inch plywood that’s been on hand for a couple, three years.
Cut dados for shelves, and a pair of rabbets for the top joinery using the RAS, cleaned up with the #50.
When I was marking up these cuts, I decided to add a drawer to the top rather than cut the boards shorter.
Used some donor material (I love finding old casework that’s beyond worthless and salvaging drawer sides for use in builds like this. Save SO MUCH TIME) for the drawer sides, and did half-blinds to a piece of pine to complete the drawer. Looking good after a coat a primer!
Looks good in place, too!
And my daughter (and wife!) love it.
Thanks for looking.
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