Making The Casework Frames

A hollow chisel mortiser drills a mortise in a pie safe frame stile. The mortise will accommodate a rail tenon. Although the Shakers would have painstakingly chiseled out their mortises by hand, as shown on page 91, using a power tool is quick and accurate.

The first step in building a pie safe is to cut and prepare the frame stiles, as shown below, and join them in pairs to form the corners of the cabinet. All of the mortises are cut in the stiles, then the tenons are cut at the ends of the rails. As shown on page 92, the best method for cutting the blind tenons is by hand— with a backsaw and a miter box. Next, the frames are dry-assembled and grooves are routed along their inside edges for the floating wood panels (page 93). Finally, the top rails are grooved on the table saw to accommodate the wood buttons that will secure the top.

A hollow chisel mortiser drills a mortise in a pie safe frame stile. The mortise will accommodate a rail tenon. Although the Shakers would have painstakingly chiseled out their mortises by hand, as shown on page 91, using a power tool is quick and accurate.

How To Sell Furniture

How To Sell Furniture

Types Of Furniture To Sell. There are many types of products you can sell. You just need to determine who your target market is and what specific item they want. Or you could sell a couple different ones in a package deal.

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