All in One
Putting together favorite features
Brian Considine shows how he likes to combine various features into one project, such as the hutch pictured here. It has scalloped sides, a hutch top, library shelves with small drawers, dovetailed sides, and mitered molding. Using his example, you can synthesize your favorite features from different pieces you like into one unique piece.
This piece is a synthesis of the features of many pieces that I have liked–scalloped sides, a hutch top, library shelves with small drawers, etc. It’s designed to be used either in a library type setting for books and the like, or hung over a sideboard in a dining room.
The case is dovetailed together, top and bottom. But scallop the sides first and then cut the dados for the shelves and the top facing piece. The molding is then mitered and nailed and glued on. Then the dividers are sized and dovetails are…