Once my workbench was finished I wanted to make an actual piece of furniture. This is what I did.
It’s a Shaker-style side table with a cherry top and a walnut base.
The sides of the drawers are also cherry.
I used three techniques new to me in this build:
- A curved drawer front.
- Cock beading around the edges of the drawer front.
- Drawer slips to hold the draw bottom.
The curved drawer front is three 1/4″ walnut pieces glued together on curved form.
The cock beading is the small frame of walnut around the edges of the drawer front. This was a fun new experience.
The drawer slips are the narrow pieces on the bottom edges of the drawer sides. They are glued to the sides and have a groove in them for the drawer bottom.
It was great making a real piece of furniture again. It had been a very long time.