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Forum topic by JosephNY posted 03-27-2016 09:42 PM 427 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JosephNY

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03-27-2016 09:42 PM

I’m a real newbie. Just set up my shop and learning my skills from scratch.

My wife asked me to make her a console and I’d love to take on the project.

Here’s a picture of what I’d like to make.

Can anyone help with the design, the techniques best to use, and any suggestions for getting it done with very basic skills?

Thank you,

Joe


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conifur

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#1 posted 03-27-2016 10:12 PM

First match the legs to the rest!!LOL Get a book on Jointery and read about the different joints for there purpose. I dont have mine handy to give you the name and author.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#2 posted 03-27-2016 10:18 PM

Conifur: Thanks for the quick response and matching the legs would be my preference also (;-)

I’ve never done it, but I’m super intrigued by dovetail joints. I showed pictures of them to my 9 year old son and now he points them out every time we see them anywhere.

I’ll watch some youtube videos of making dovetails. Is that the best way to make the outer frame?

Or would mortise/tenon be better and/or easier?

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conifur

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#3 posted 03-27-2016 10:53 PM

I have not done many DTs, and only on small boxes, with a router and a jig. I am thinking an inter locking rabbit to connect the top and bottom to the sides, BUT you will get the majority of the frame strength from the back rabbited into the sides, top and bottom.
Watch this video and think of your frame as a drawer and the bottom of it is the back of your cabinet.
http://www.woodmagazine.com/videos/v/70929150/build-super-simple-drawers.htm?sssdmh=dm17.885766&esrc=nwwood030316

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#4 posted 03-28-2016 05:22 AM

Steve’s “credenza” ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBDoMo9sUWU

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#5 posted 03-28-2016 11:47 AM

See if you can find a copy of this book:

Technical Woodworking Groneman & Glazer McGraw-Hill Pub 1966

Your library may have one. I think a few million kids had this textbook for woodshop until most schools closed the programs. My son used it in high school 2007-09.

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