Construction Of The Base

A plunge cut Is the surest way to cut a straight line between the curves at either end of the base. First, raise the tablesaw blade and mark the fence at the blade's farthest point. Retract the blade and position the base piece to the mark. Clamp a stop to the fence to avoid kickback. Now, carefully raise the blade through the base piece (left), then push the base piece across the blade. Finish by cutting out the curves at the bandsaw (middle). Glue and clamp the front and side base pieces to the carcase at the same time (right).

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hardwood veneer of the plywood). Now attach the top and bottom to the sides. Use lVs-in. coarse-threaded drywall screws, countersunk to keep the heads of the screws below the surface. The screws will be covered by moldings.

The molded profile of the base is cut on the router table. It's safer and more efficient to cut the profile in one pass in a larger piece of stock. After routing the profile, cut the blank into three pieces, miter the ends, and test-fit the joints at the front corners. Then lay out the curves of the bracket feet. I made a plunge cut on the tablesaw for the straight section of the front base piece and cut out the curves on the bandsaw. At the rear of the base (see drawing, bottom right), cut a stop dado and install a bracket to help prevent the foot from breaking off if kicked. Glue the base to the bottom of the carcase and then install glue blocks in the inside corner of the joints to add strength.

Using a router, shape the molding around the top piece into the extrawide facings that have been applied. The plywood top has molding on the front and sides, and a solid facing on the back. It's safer to rout the molding profile after the strips have been glued to the top. The molded edge on the top piece itself is a cove and quarter-round, run with the quarter-round to the top. When molding a top with solid facings, it's best to make the

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