|Project by JoshLawson||posted 08-10-2013 11:05 PM||2917 views||16 times favorited||21 comments|
I finished this project for my soon to be baby girl just in time. My wife is due two days from now…
I used a similar concept of the floating cabinet that I had used in an entertainment center project a couple years ago, but added a 7 degree outward cant on the legs to keep things interesting. It’s made primarily of hard maple and plain sawn maple plywood. I used walnut accents throughout. All of the joints are wedged through tenons, and I was able to reuse walnut that was salvaged from an old organ for the tenons.
In order to keep the drawer glides parallel, I made some wedges to glue on to the inside edges of the cabinet. I’ve fallen in love with soft close ball bearing glides, especially with kids in the house. It may not be as “fine” of a way to craft a drawer, but they sure work great.
Here’s a link to the Sketchup model I made before starting. I stayed pretty true to the original model, but modified a few things that I changed my mind about during the process.
-- Josh Lawson - Ankeny, Iowa