Cherry Nightstand #4: Base

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Blog entry by Todd posted 04-02-2014 09:31 PM 1155 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Next I decided to make the base. Since I wanted the skirt to match the skirt on our Captain’s Chest I copied the pattern onto paper then created a 1/4” ply pattern by gluing the paper to the ply, rough cutting with the bandsaw, then carefully sanding the edges using my disc sander and oscillating sander.

I screwed the ply pattern to what would be the back of the front skirt piece and rough cut with my bandsaw. I then used a pattern bit on my router table to finish off the curves. This was a half pattern so I mirrored this procedure on the other half of the front skirt piece.

For the side skirt pieces I used the same pattern but the middle curve was not used.

The frame of the skirt was simply 4 pieces of cherry glued and pocket-screwed together with a 1/4” roundover pattern routed on the edge.

Below are pictures of the finished base:

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#1 posted 04-03-2014 02:02 AM

Nice build so far. I have a similar skirt in the works but on my test peices I can’t get the curves to flow right. Yours look great.

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#2 posted 04-12-2014 07:40 AM

anxious to see the next step

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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