I've now completed one project -- and I'm onto the next. I intend to build a so-called stand-up desk (see, Woodworkers : Standing Desk
, plans from Lowes).
This project -- like the last one -- is for a friend. I cut them this deal: I'll build you this project, for materials plus $100. I get to learn, I make a slight few dollars, I have some fun, and it allows me to (potentially) talk my wife into letting me buy some more tools. (She actually asked tonight when I will start to build her some furniture -- so, the trap has been set!).
In any event, the plans call for the two drawers at the front of the desk to have a slight angled bevel at the face (something like 15 degrees). I have a (rigid) miter saw, and a (dewalt) table saw. My table saw pivots, I think, to about 45 degrees.
I think if I can rip a board and get a bevel cut out of my table saw. I suspect it might be best to rip the two long angles -- and then -- cut them up into the shorter pieces for the drawer frames. AFter the top and bottom of the drawers have their beveled cuts, I think I'd need to push the drawer front through the table saw vertically. I say that, because if I were to push them through flat, I would cut like an 80 degree angle, instead of a 10 degree angle (in other words, my table saw won't pivot enough).
Then again, I suppose, I could also cut the small short end of the table drawer on my miter saw.
Is there a more idiot proof way of doing this? And, any way to use the router to ensure I have exact face frames between the two drawers?
Thanks in advance!
ps - for extra credit: Anyone want to suggest what kind of wood this novice should use in making this project?
pps = here's the "precise" instructions on how to build the face part of the drawers.
4. Construct the drawers.
a. Using glue and nails, assemble two drawer boxes with the (14) drawer sides, (15) drawer ends and (16) drawer bottoms as shown in Figure 4, cutting grooves in the sides and ends to fit the (16) drawer bottoms.
b. Attach the other half of the drawer slides to the drawer boxes following the manufacturer’s directions. c. To create raised panels on the (17) drawer faces, cut 15-degree bevels 3/8 inch from the edges.
d. Attach the (17) drawer faces to the drawer boxes with glue and nails.