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Cherry Nightstand #3: Raised Panels for the Sides

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Blog entry by Todd posted 53 days ago 534 reads 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Rather arbitrarily I chose to make the side panels for the nightstand first. Actually it is only the second set of raised panels that I have done so I was kind of nervous and wanted to get them out of the way. For the rail and stiles I used “Sommerfeld’s Roundover Chip-Free Rail & Stile Set”. This rail & stile design eliminates chipping that is caused by a buildup of stress on the leading edges of the pattern. You can see in the pics below how the leading eadge is rounded.


For the raised panel I used a Sommerfelf cove bit. However, I planed the panel down enough so the back-cutter was not necessary. Below are a few pics of a finished panel.



By the way, there were no chips so I’m happy with the rail & stile set. That’s the first use of that set because my previous work was done with an el-cheapo set (which worked fine for soft woods).

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL



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#1 posted 53 days ago

Cool! Good work on the panel.

-- Mike

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#2 posted 7 days ago

Quality work Sir. This will be a beautiful stand. it has inspired me.

-- David, Norwood Mass, xraydav@aol.com

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