|Project by EmmySue||posted 03-21-2014 06:53 PM||706 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I made this in my Woods class. It started out with a block of Cedar. I decided to give it a curved front with curved edges. Made a 1/4” cut along the back, put it aside, then cut out the shape of my drawer. After cutting the shape of the drawers, I put glue on the cut I made, so there wouldn’t be a random cut in the corner of the box. I took the chunk that was going to be my drawer and hallowed it out by cutting out the back, the front, and the two sides. I then took out the middle and glued the back, the front and the two sides back together. I sanded the drawer in attempts to get the excess glue off once it dried. (The sanding was not very successful as to getting all the glue off. It blended with the wood so I assumed it was all sanded when really there were still remnants.) I then sanded the entire drawer with a disk sander so the drawer could easily fit back in the box. Once I got it to fit, I took a small piece of scrap Cedar and made a little nub for the knob then glued that to the drawer, and again, unsuccessfully attempted to sand the excess glue off the nub. I then took the back piece of the box that I cut off earlier and glued that back to the rest of the box then sanded off the glue. For staining I used a reddish brown, (I believe it is red cherry). The stain revealed the glue that wasn’t completely sanded. (those are the yellow spots that you see in the pictures.) after staining, I applied 3 or 4 coats if the Polyurethane to seal the stain.