Saturday, July 16, 2011

Aurora Nightstand - Completing the Drawer

Still no ebony.

But the drawer is almost done. About a year ago, Garrett Hack had an article in Fine Woodworking #213 about using solid wood instead of plywood for drawer bottoms. I had a little bit of poplar left over from a previous project, so I decided to try Garrett's ideas on the nightstand drawer. It was a little more work than just cutting out a chunk of plywood, but I really like the result.

I made another big departure from Darrell's plans by using some bamboo chopsticks instead of birch dowels to pin the big finger joints in the front of the drawer. I know, I know. I'm a wild man.

3 comments:

Paul-Marcel said...

Ha! Love the chopsticks, you wild n crazy woodworker...

rmac said...

Just one more little bit of Asian flair.

Rob said...

Panda Express ? The little BBQ skewers are really handy @ 3/32 dia. Are they an even mm.

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