Ok, This is the 1st real piece of furniture that I have built. It will be gift for my daughter's wedding on May 12th.
Here is what Fine woodworking thinks it should look like.
I had to use Sketch up to figure out some of the dimensions and I really just wanted to learn Sketch up. The FWW article for this piece of furniture really makes you think through the whole piece. I have read it at least 10 times.
I purchased the wood for this from Peach State Lumber Products . One of the thing I wanted todo was do book match the top and shelf pieces. The top is 17" x 21". So I picked out an 8/4 rough piece of cherry. I also picked 2 pieces of 3/4" for the sides and another piece of 8/4 for the legs. I got a piece of soft maple for the drawer sides.
I started by really looking at the big 8/4 piece to find where I could get the best pieces for the top and shelf. I cut the big piece in half and then had to joint an 11" wide 8/4 x 4' piece. I DO NOT have a 12" jointer. I used a piece of 3/4 MDF, shims and hot glue. Then used by 12 lunch box planer to get a flat surface on the big board. I did OK !!!
Next I cut the two piece that would be the top and bottom and finished planing them.
Then I got to really use my Laguna HD16 BS. It made the cut with no problem.
So I now have the bottom shelf ready to glue and I am going down to get the top ready. My goal today is get the top glued up.
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I also got to use my old jointer which I finally got completed a few months ago. It is NOT great but it did allow me to get a good straight edge to run thru the saw for a dimension cut.
Comments are welcome.