Popular Woodworking 2005-02 № 146, страница 50

Popular Woodworking 2005-02 № 146, страница 50

you could choose to use poplar throughout.

Even though this is a drawer cabinet, I use pre-finished plywood panels and I finish the rest of the interior. So go ahead and fit the back pieces, but leave them loose until after the piece is finished.

A Curvy Base

I always enjoy the bases on these pieces. While so many other parts of the cabinet are straight lines, the base is sculpted and shapely, giving the piece elegance. The fun part is how simple it is.

The base is simply three pieces

of wood, mitered at the front corners and nailed in place. I ran a 1/2" cove detail on the tops of the base boards.

For the sculpting, copy and transfer the scaled pattern on page 45 onto the base boards. Then cut out the shapes with either a band saw or jigsaw, and sand the edges smooth.

Because the end assemblies run through to the floor, you need to cut away the lower rail behind the base to create the feet. First, hold the base return pieces in place on the sides and then mark the shape on the lower rail. Don't try and fol-

With the case assembled, it's time to add some details. The "feet" are a simple skirt board that's cut to shape, mitered and attached.






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Profile with guides & fillers

Construction Notes:

V2" t. shiplapped board back

w. drawer guide strips

00 9/i6"w.x3/8" d. rabbet

Interior frame & panel dividers



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