Top Bevel Detail

Tabletop fastener

Note: Cut bevel along front and sides only.

Tabletop fastener

Note: Cut bevel along front and sides only.

2 Adjust your tablesaw blade to 17° from vertical, set your rip fence, hold the top on edge, and cut the bevel on the bottom front edge and both ends of the top, where shown on Drawing 9, above.

3Finish-sand all parts, and stain, if desired. Then apply a clear finish. (We used Minwax No. 230 Early American stain followed by three coats of Deft Semi-Gloss Clear Wood Finish.)

4 Place the top upside down on a blanket on your workbench. Position the carcase flush with the back edge and centered side-to-side. Mark the location of the tabletop fasteners, drill Vw," pilot holes

3/4" deep for the screws, and attach the top. Drill holes centered in the drawer fronts, and mount the drawer knobs. ♦

Project design: Jan Hale Svec Illustrations: Michael Gatzke, Roxanne LeMoine, Carson Ode Photograph: Craig Carpenter, Studio Au

Cutting Diagram w jSl

Materials List

L

Mat). Qty.

A front legs

13/4*

PA"

28"

0

2

B back legs

1%"

W

28"

0

2

C upper side rails

1%"

111/2"

0

2

D middle side rails

y4"

13/4"

11'/2"

0

2

E lower side rails

y4"

iyr

11'/211

0

2

F upper back rail

y4"

W"

12V2"

0

1

G lower back rail

3/4"

w

12'/2"

0

1

H front skirt

V

w

I2V2"

0

~■r

I upper front rail

3/4"

w

11'/2"

0

1

J lower front rail

3/4"

1%"

111/2*

0

1

K slats

yB"

1V2"

14'/4"

0

—6~

L slat-groove fillers

3/B"

11/2'

0

16

M side panels

11'/?"

6"

OP

2

N back panel

12'/2"

6"

OP

1

0* drawer guides

W

y."

123/8"

0

P* shelf

y<"

10"

13"

EO

1

Q drawer fronts

3/4"

3%"

11%"

0

R drawer sides

</2 "

3%"

12"

0

4

S drawer backs

Va"

3Vb"

10%"

0

2

T drawer bottoms

w

9V2"

10%"

OP

2

U* top

1 Vis"

15'/a"

18"

EO

1

"Parts initially cut oversize. See the instructions. Materials key: 0-oak, OP-oak plywood, EO-edge-joined oak.

Supplies'. #8x1 Vi" llathead wood screws (8), #8x3*4" flathead wood screws (8), #6x1'A" panhead pocket-hole screws (4), #6xy4" flathead wood screws (4), tabletop fasteners (4), #8x3/4" panhead wood screws (4), 1V4" round face-grain oak pulls with mounting screws (2), finish.

Buying Guide

Drawer knobs. Package of ten VA" round face-grain oak pull knobs with mounting screws. Part no. 865-889. Woodworkers Supply, 1108 N. Glenn Rd., Casper, WY 82601. 800/645-9292, or visit online at www.wood-worker.com.

  • Plane or resaw to the thickness listed in the Materials List.
  • Plane or resaw to the thickness listed in the Materials List.

©

©

®

®

©

1/4 x 24 x 24" Oak plywood

A

®

' "(a).

111/2"

1/2"

  • 1%"
  • IV2"-

FRONT SKIRT

Centerline

How Make Furniture Legs

Begin bv laminating the legs; then mal<e a jig to taper them

IFrom a VaxIVayBG' piece of stock, rip and crosscut six pieces to Vix\ V2X28V4" to make three legs (A). (We selected poplar for the legs, leg supports, and gussets.) Glue and clamp three pairs of pieces face-to-face. Wipe away glue squeeze-out with a damp cloth, and allow the glue to dry.

2 To cut a 1/4" taper 23 'A" long on all sides, first make a jig. From %"-thick plywood, rip and crosscut a piece to 6x33", and then make the

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Roof Cross Bracing

V2 x 3" mortise 1 Vie" deep

5/32" hole, countersunk on backside; mating hole is W, vi?" deep

Deck Support System

R=18"

40° bevel

40° bevel cutout, where shown on Drawing 3. (We used our bandsaw.)

3Fit each leg in turn into the jig, and set the rip fence on your tablesaw to cut flush with the jig edge. Cut two adjacent sides on all three legs, as shown on Drawing 3a. Then, position a straight-edged, 3/4"-thick block on the jig, where shown in Step,2 on Drawing 3, so that the foot of an untapered side of the. leg will protrude out W from the jig edge. Nail the block in place, and then use the jig to taper the other two sides of the legs, as shown on Drawing 4.

4 On one face of the untapered end of each leg, cut a !/2x3" mortise l'/i6" deep, where shown on Drawing 2. Note: If you don't plan to paint the legs,

5/32" hole, countersunk on backside; mating hole is W, vi?" deep

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be sure to mortise the face-grain side of the middle leg and the edge-grain, glue-jointed side of the two side legs. To do this, lay out the three mortises, clamp a fence to your drill-press table, and set the depth stop on your drill press. Then, make a simple jig out of W-thick scrap strips, as shown on Drawing 5, to hold the leg snugly. Drill overlapping holes using a Vi" brad-point bit until the sides of the mortise are smooth. Then square the ends using a Vi" chisel. Now, sand all leg surfaces smooth.

Make leg supports, and attach them to the legs

1T0 make the two leg supports, rip a 48" length of VV'-thick stock to 4"

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    How do I bevel furniture legs?
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