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Classic Shaker Cupboard

comments (1) March 11th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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This large Shaker piece made by Christian Becksvoort, combines a cupboard and a chest of drawers. The carcase is straightforward dovetailed construction with a three-sided face frame added to the front. The drawers feature traditional hand-cut dovetails and the frame-and-panel doors use pinned mortise-and-tenon construction. A simple but effective center guide supports the three widest drawers and prevents them from binding. Details such as adjustable shelving, a mitered base, a frame-and-panel back, and a cove profile on the top complete the piece. Read how to build it in Fine Woodworking issue # 218

Design or Plan used: Christian Becksvoort

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cabinet, shaker

Comments (1)

RicksWoodCrafts RicksWoodCrafts writes: I'm sorry , I've never said anything bad about any of these posts . Christian did a great job with construction but the only thing that really gets me with this pc is , Why did he not use the figured wood for the draw faces . The straight grain just looks ......... wrong . it is a great pc. but I just dont agree with that choice .
Posted: 6:40 pm on March 29th

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