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Finish with a Sanding Drum. A sanding drum on the drill press (matching the radius of the curve) makes cleaning up the plywood edge of the cutout a snap.

Start with a Jig Saw. After laying out the shape of the cutouts, use a jig saw to cut the curved shape. A fine-tooth blade makes a clean cut in the plywood.

Finish with a Sanding Drum. A sanding drum on the drill press (matching the radius of the curve) makes cleaning up the plywood edge of the cutout a snap.

NOTE: Clamp workpiece to bench so the cutout hangs over the edge

Fine-tooth jig saw blade

NOTE: Clamp workpiece to bench so the cutout hangs over the edge

Fine-tooth jig saw blade

Plan Chaise Jardin

SIDE SECTION VIEW

Holes used to attach base to lower ^cabinet

NOTE: Base panel rests on cleats supported by corner blocks

NOTE: Base front, back, sides, and cleats are -thick hardwood. Base panel is plywood

BASE PANEL

■FIRST:Attach cleats to base with #8x2" Fh woodscrews

SIDE SECTION VIEW

panel flush with top

SIDE CLEAT

BASE BACK

SECOND: Attach base panel to cleats and back of base with #8 x 1'A" Fh woodscrews

FRONT CLEAT

SIDE SECTION VIEW

BASE FRONT

BASE SIDE,

Attach lower case to base with #8 x 1'/)" screws

FRONT VIEW

CORNER BLOCK

BASE FRONT, BACK & SIDES. I started by cutting the base front, back, and sides to final width and rough length. You'll need to move to the of the front and the front end of each side to final length.

CUT THE CURVES. Now lav out the curves on the front and sides and

The lower cabinet sits on a base that also adds some decorative details to the desk. It's simply a hardwood frame with a plywood panel. The mitered front corners and the rear butt joints are reinforced with comer blocks. The base panel rests on cleats and the edge of the base back.

router table to add the decorative profile on the frame pieces. This profile is created by routing a cove on the top edge of the front and sides and then cutting a shoulder on the table saw. The box below shows how it's done.

Next, tilt the table saw blade to 45°. Use a miter gauge to guide the workpiece as you miter both ends cut out the shape at the band saw or with a jig saw, as shown in the illustration below. I cleaned up the saw marks with a sanding drum for a smooth, even edge.

ASSEMBLY. With all the frame pieces complete, you're ready to assemble the base. I began by gluing up the miters. An easy way to glue up the joints is to lay

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