I finally finished up the drawer for my bedside table. I’ll be working on the TV lift table but progress and blogging will be sparse. I’m dealing with a medical issue (my knee) that’s going to make it difficult to do much woodworking for the next few months .. at least.
Anyway, final shots of the Bedside Table:
Fitting the drawer front.
Fitting the drawer sides.
Trimming to fit.
Plowing the grooves.
Open door. The two tone door will darken to match.
Back. Wow, didn’t see the curl in the back board poppin’.
Don’t know if you remember this shot, but obviously, I need a bedside table.
So here it is .. with out the drawer. I’ll make the drawer some time this week and post a final glamour shot. But I wasted no time putting it to use and I’m very happy to have it. The nice curly cherry if used for the door is a hand picked board fromHardwood To Go (Shannon Rogers).
Finish is shellac under Daly’s Pro Fin.
I beveled the top with my hand planes and then finished the cabinet with shellac and Daly’s ProFin.
I did a step by step of the hinge installation for anyone whose interested .. and .. so I don’t forget how I did it. I used card scrapers on all for sides to create the proper spacing. The card scraper just happens to be the same thickness as the hinge washer.
The pre-trim perfect fit. Just a bit too big all around.
Card scrapers create the perfect spacing. Card scrapers all around.
Dummy marks so I don’t put the hinges in backwards.
Initial hinge spacing using a card scraper.
Why use the card scraper? .. because its the same size as the hinge washer.
Locating the hinge front to back using the combinations square.
I used Tom’s suggestion in the previous post to hold the rail while using the No. 48 (video here) to make the groove. This work holding method was very efficient and the grooves were done in a snap. A little bit more fitting of the panel and the the door will be done.
Here’s the set up that worked for the narrow style and rail.
With this set up the bottom of the plane clears by more than 1/4″.
I love using my No. 48 to make grooves for door panels. When I’m making thin styles and rail (1 3/8″) I still don’t have a great way to hold the work. If you have a magic trick, please share. Any way, the door is starting to shape up.
Makin’ grooves in the styles.
Sneak peek at the curly cherry panel for the door.