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Forum topic by NewEnglandsWoodWorks posted 606 days ago 743 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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NewEnglandsWoodWorks

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606 days ago

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Hi all,
I am in the middle of a build and I ran into a design feature that I had not thought about earlier. The table I am building is a simple sideboard table with two drawers n one apron. What would be the best way of cutting the areas out where the drawers will go. Jig saw? Ripping pieces out on the table saw and gluing it back together.
Let me know what everybody thinks.
-Brett

-- bill


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bruc101

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#1 posted 606 days ago

If no one jumps in here with a drawing before I can pull up a CAD drawing of one I’ll post it for you in a little while. You don’t have to cut any openings out with a saw.

-- Bruce http://plans.sawmillvalley.org http://www.sawmillgirls.com

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bruc101

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#2 posted 606 days ago

Here is a single drawer Shaker style. Simple to add another drawer. Just add a center section of the frame the width you want to make your two openings work for you. Just cut your drawer dividers the length you need to make the openings and glue them to your face frames. Instead of having two center face frames you’ll have three to get two drawers.

-- Bruce http://plans.sawmillvalley.org http://www.sawmillgirls.com

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thebigvise

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#3 posted 606 days ago

Make your apron about 1/2” longer and 1/2” wider than final dimension.
Rip twice so that the middle portion is the desired height of the drawer front. Then cross cut the ends of the middle portion to leave your with the desired width of the drawer front. Then glue the parts back together minus the drawer front. The extra 1/2 inch will cover the wood loss from the kerf.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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