Desk rebuild #5: Drawer construction

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Blog entry by Ben posted 09-14-2009 06:33 AM 3143 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I overcame the router issue with a new router. I bought a Triton 2 1/4 HP model. It seems to work OK so far, although all of the accessories are different than the Porter Cable versions, so I am slowly building up what I have for it. Some of the attachments are a bit awkward—the plate to support bushings didn’t line up quite right with the bottom of the router, and the hose connection requires a threaded 1 1/2 hose. Fortunately, I could work around both these issues.

On to the desk, I am ready to put the first coat of finish on tomorrow! The last step was drawer construction. The biggest challenge with these was dealing with the curved front. I ended up building a square drawer, and then using the band saw to cut a curve in the front piece once all the joinery was complete. I veneered a strip of mahogany on the front, from an adjacent piece of veneer from the front. This gives the front a continuous look.

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