Popular Woodworking 2004-02 № 139, страница 68
Left side apron -flip for right side
3/8"-thick x 11/2 "-wide x 1/2 "-long tenons both ends
thickness from two pieces that are face-glued together. You need your side aprons to be extra-thick to ensure they can be joined solidly with the legs.
Once the glue dries, bevel the ends of the aprons at 41° using your miter saw or table saw. Next, affix the curved pattern for the side aprons to your wood and cut the curves (see "Serpentine Patterns Online" on page 69 for full-size copies of these patterns) and sand them to their final grit.
To attach the aprons to the front legs, you'll want to cut a screw pocket on the backside of the apron. I use a stepped drill bit designed to be used with pocket-hole jigs in my drill press. Simply clamp the apron to your drill-press table, tilt the table 41° and drill the pocket hole. (The other option is to keep your drill-press table flat and tilt the apron 41°, which I don't recommend.)
I use this same setup to drill the pocket holes that attach the aprons to the back legs. The only difference is that you'll make your
hole on the back side of the leg and later plug the holes with a matching wood before finishing.
(Tip: You don't have to use pocket screws for this operation. Common drywall screws drive and hold just as well for me.)
The Front Curves
If you prefer, you can make the front drawer and rails from one solid piece of wood that's thick. Or you can go the easier route (shown here) by making them out of three separate pieces - one for the top drawer rail, one for the drawer front and one for the bottom drawer rail - and temporarily screw them together before band-sawing your pattern.
Before you cut your pattern, trim the drawer rails to length and cut the ^"-long tenons that join the rails to the legs. The tenons on the rails are 3/8" thick and lh"
wide (the same dimensions as the mortises).
For the bottom drawer rail, cut the tenons so they are centered on the thickness of the piece.
You can screw the top and bottom rail to the drawer front before cutting the pattern on the band saw. I'm using a V4" band-saw blade (Lenox 6-tooth hook Flex Back blade - lenoxsaw.com or 800-628-8810) to make the cuts. Also, you can see the tenons I've cut in the rails that will attach the rails to the legs.
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