Building a Veneered Armoire
Simple joinery helps speed construction; veneered curves give it a classic style
Gregg Domek built an armoire meant for audio-visual equipment with simple, straightforward biscuited or screwed joinery. The dimensions of the piece aren’t set in stone; you can easily modify the design. Domek’s armoires don’t use hardwood, and plumbing pipe forms the curved elements. He advises choosing the veneer carefully before laying it up, and he shares tips on the curves. He uses thermal-bond glue for the edges. Detailed project plans and step-by-step photos illustrate how the process works.
From Fine Woodworking #121