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Forum topic by BadgerJoe posted 07-05-2017 01:30 PM 577 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-05-2017 01:30 PM

Good Morning!

I’ve started a dresser project, and I’d like to make a small hutch for the top similar to the one in this image.

Does anyone have any ideas on where I could purchase something that has a similar profile to the board that makes up the drawer face? Or how one could go about making this profile? I have a router table, but do not have a shaper, which is how I’m guessing this is done at the factory.

Thanks for any thought you have!


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#1 posted 07-05-2017 01:35 PM

Look into cutting coves on a table saw. That should get you pretty close to this type of profile.


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#2 posted 07-05-2017 02:10 PM

Yep, ditto to Quikenuff. Don’t think you can buy that, but it’s not too hard to make on the table saw.

-- Pete

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#3 posted 07-05-2017 02:12 PM

I just made some cove molding, and it turned out well. There’s some scraping/sanding involved, but it’s nothing that can’t be done if you’re dedicated. Here’s a link to a couple pictures if you don’t know what we mean when we say make it on the table saw…

Scroll down and you see the fence that I set up on the table saw to cut the cove.

-- Pete

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#4 posted 07-05-2017 02:15 PM

Effective jig there PPK, good job!

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#5 posted 07-05-2017 02:17 PM

Thanks everyone! That should be perfect. Until I looked this up, I’d never seen a table saw used for this before, and I look forward to giving it a shot!



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#6 posted 07-05-2017 02:18 PM

I’m thinking like these guys, use the table saw. Use the saw to make a cove in a piece that’s 1 1/2×6, then rip it in half and have two matching pieces.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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