Doors

Wood Drawer Guides

Next, I turned my attention to the doors. Like the sides, the doors are held together with simple stub tenon and groove joinery. And again, the rails and stiles hold panels that are made up of two layers of W-thick plywood. But unlike the sides, these doors have arcs cut on their upper rails. door size. But before actually beginning to build the doors, you need to figure out their overall size. Since these doors are inset in the case, I made mine Vs shorter than the opening to allow for a Vi6...

Drawer

Plan Temple

Now that the case is complete, it's time to build the wide drawer under the shelf. drawer. i built this drawer out of hard maple and used a dovetail jig with a V2 bit, see drawing at right. The height of the drawer is based on the dovetails I wanted a half pin at the top and bottom of the drawer. When building the drawer, size it so it sets back 3 4 from the front edge of the posts (to allow for a false front) and has room in the back for a stop, see Figs. 15 and 16. As for the drawer bottom...

Heres a simple jig sent in by a reader that makes drawing arcs foolproof All you need are four nails and a couple scraps

Foolproof Element Jig

When it's time to lay out an arc especially large ones like those used on the wardrobe on page 6 , you practically need a degree in mathematics to calculate the radius. But Ben Rickey, of Arlington, Virginia, came up with an easier solution. He sent in a simple jig to draw perfect arcs. And the beauty of it is, you don't need to use any math at all. Ben's jig is a couple of strips of wood and a few finishing nails. But the secret to making it work is where you place the nails. layout. To find...

Cutting Diagram

Wood Drawer Diagrams

Front Rail Cap 1 1x1 - 38l F Upr. Lwr. Back Rails 2 3 4 x 5Vi gt - 39V Note All parts cherry except where noted 1 x 6 -96 Cherry 2 boards 5 Bd. Ft. ea. 13A x 8 - 84 Cherry 9.33 Bd.Ft. V x 6 -84 Cherry 4.4 Bd. Ft. 3A x 8V2 - 84 Cherry 5 Bd. Ft. 3A x 8V2 - 84 Cherry 5 Bd. Ft. x 5 - 84 Cherry 2.9 Bd. Ft. x 6 - 84 Cherry 3.5 Bd. Ft. 3A x 3V2 - 84 Cherry 2.0 Bd. Ft. 3A x T z - 84 Maple 4.4 Bd. Ft. 3A x 8 - 60 Maple 3.33 Bd. Ft. ALSO NEED Four 4' x 8' sheets of 1A cherry plywood 3A x 8 - 60...

Shop Notes

Shop Notes

When it came time to install the doors on the wardrobe refer to page 6 , there was some discussion on how to hold them closed. I wanted hardware that didn't detract from the beauty. So I used bullet catches they're nearly invisible. But I didn't use just any bullet catch. The ones that I chose are a 7 i6M-dia. brass set consisting of a strike and catch plate manufactured by Brusso. See Mail Order Sources, page 31 . They're well made catches, that are machined to tight tolerances to ensure...