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Modern changning table with hand tools #1: The Design

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Blog entry by Thorbjorn88 posted 05-06-2019 12:24 AM 270 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first real furniture project. I’ve built four electric guitars from scratch, a workbench, a countertop support, and some small stuff like picture frames. I’ve also been getting more into hand tools. The workbench and countertop support were made using only handtools with the exception of a thickness planer and I plan to do the same with this project.

The design is basically the same as this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6pz_L0RLcE&t=7s with a few changes. However, when I was brainstorming the design with my wife we independently came back to the same basic design. The differences are that I will be doing traditional dovetailed drawers without modern slides so I’ve added in some frames to support the drawers, the shelf where the top drawer would be will be closed on the back with plywood, my drawer fronts will be walnut, and lastly in the video he uses some metal hairpin legs and I’ll be making a base out of walnut.

In the design the dark wood is walnut, the gray is poplar, alder, or maple whichever is cheap and looks good when I go to pick it up, and the yellowish is the plywood back which I’ll end up painting.

Next step is milling up a bunch of



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