|Project by JasonD||posted 09-16-2013 04:30 AM||1072 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
Just a simple 3-drawer chest for my wife to use as a night stand / mini-dresser.
The case (including the drawer runners) is 3/4” red oak plywood joined with dado and rabbet joints. The drawer bodies are 1/2” pine plywood joined with rabbet joints with 3/16” Luan plywood bottoms in dadoes. The drawer fronts are solid red oak. I made my own 1/16” edge banding to cover the case’s plywood edges with red oak from the same board that I used to make the drawer fronts.
The oak board that I used for the drawer fronts and banding had some crazy grain. It switched direction several times every foot or so. It made from some cool grain patters, but was a pain to plane. To deal with the especially aggravating boards, I flattened them with a LA Jack plane with a toothed blade, followed by a smoother with a high pitched BU blade, and finally a card scraper to deal with the last bit of tear out.
The pics are #1: The finished night stand installed, #2: Cleaning up the face of a drawer front with a card scraper, and #3: The dry fit of the plywood case with the runners.