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Offline ear3

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Modest cherry corner shelf with curved drawers
« on: May 26, 2022, 09:34 AM »
Decided to do a modest improvement to my small downstairs bathroom by making a corner shelf with adjustable shelves and small drawer storage, made from cherry hardwood (lumber prices these days have pushed me towards doing a lot more work with cherry).

The unit is as basic as can be, and I would otherwise not even post about it, except for the detail of the drawers, which I was pretty happy with.





The challenge was to have the drawer fronts match the radius of the casing.  Since the drawer space was only five inches wide, I was already committed to doing a simple miter box construction with thinner wood for the other drawer parts (roughly 5/16).  So for the fronts, I used a thicker piece of cherry planed to 11/16 -- actually used some of the remaining pieces from this incredible 12 ft. board I found at Home Depot back in 2015 -- and carefully plotted out the drawer length so that after applying the radius the front would still be visible along the edge, as opposed to eating into and exposing the sides.







I roughed out the approximate radius by hand



And then sanded them to their final size all at the same time installed in the drawer housing, so that there would be a consistent and continuous plane between the casing and all three drawers.





Added some turned wenge pulls and voila







Only have about 2 feet left of that cherry board, but will save it for something small down the road.



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Offline rvieceli

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Re: Modest cherry corner shelf with curved drawers
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2022, 09:45 AM »
Very nice as usual Edward. Love that cherry.

Ron

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Modest cherry corner shelf with curved drawers
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2022, 06:29 PM »
Not at all what I expected from the title, but I really like it. Cherry is always great and that's a really nice piece. I didn't see anything about finish, what did you use?
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Offline Muttley000

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Re: Modest cherry corner shelf with curved drawers
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2022, 09:42 PM »
Looks awesome!  Very nice chunk of lumber!
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Offline ear3

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Re: Modest cherry corner shelf with curved drawers
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2022, 04:34 PM »
@Crazyraceguy Thanks! Two applications of matte Osmo Polyx oil, which I use for just about everything.
 
Not at all what I expected from the title, but I really like it. Cherry is always great and that's a really nice piece. I didn't see anything about finish, what did you use?
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T 18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TID 18 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS-EC 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • RS 2 • Planex Easy • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • AGC 18-115 • CT 36AC w/BT module • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • CT-VA 20 • MFT/3 • STM 1800

Online woodbutcherbower

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Re: Modest cherry corner shelf with curved drawers
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2022, 10:15 AM »
That’s a lovely job - I’m especially impressed with the little curved drawer fronts and how you made them. It’s also great to see another woodworker still using a plane, a block plane and other hand tools to compliment the powered stuff. Congrats all round.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2022, 10:21 AM by woodbutcherbower »

Offline neilc

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Re: Modest cherry corner shelf with curved drawers
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2022, 12:21 PM »
Nice work!  Great process on the drawer fronts.

On the shelves, did you just create mortises in the shelf backs to support the pins?  Curious how you hold the shelves in place since they are adjustable.

Thanks for sharing!

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Modest cherry corner shelf with curved drawers
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2022, 01:23 PM »
Nice work!  Great process on the drawer fronts.

On the shelves, did you just create mortises in the shelf backs to support the pins?  Curious how you hold the shelves in place since they are adjustable.

Thanks for sharing!

I can't tell you how @ear3 did it, but I have done similar with normal round 5mm pins into a groove cut into the backs of the shelves on the router table.
There are also longer wire connectors for this application, which produce a bit more friction. You have to be kind of careful to not pull the shelf out when removing things from it.
Another alternative would be to cut slots in the back edges of the shelves with a DF500
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1010F
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75
Shaper Origin/Workstation
MFT clamps set

Offline Euclid

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Re: Modest cherry corner shelf with curved drawers
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2022, 07:26 AM »
I'm not too sure about the use of the word ''modest'' in the title... that's an impressive piece of work!

With the bit of cherry left over... drawer fronts like that (curved or flat) would look equally lovely in something made from a lighter (or darker) but more ''plain'' wood.

Offline mike_aa

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Re: Modest cherry corner shelf with curved drawers
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2022, 10:02 PM »
Hey Edward, @ear3 so nice to see another project by you!  I really like it.  That cherry really pops!  Thanks for posting.

Mike A.