|Forum topic by Firefighter||posted 01-12-2011 02:56 AM||794 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-12-2011 02:56 AM
My wife would like a dresser and 2 nightstands inspired by this design for our master bedroom. I have never done any furniture that was not made up of straight lines. I think I could build these with a flat front, but was looking for some help and pointers to get the curved front. I will offer my ideas of what I was going to do and look forward to any advice you all have.
I was thinking of cutting the legs to only curve toward the ends of the pieces. I was going to cut a dado in the legs with a router and laminate several layers of thin plywood on a curved template to create the sides. The front of the legs and the drawer fronts was going to be flat, but I would prefer to learn how to match the inspiration pieces.
Lastly, I think this will be a distressed piece. I would like to stain it and then paint it and distress the paint. With this in mind (and budget being tight) what kind of wood should I consider. I don’t really want to spend more on wood than I need to for something that is going to be predominantly painted.
Thanks for all the help!