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The Enfield Cupboard, Updated

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Modeled after a small cupboard originally made at a Shaker Colony in Enfield, Conn., this cabinet’s simple, clean lines give it a refined, country look. Matt Kenney modified the original design, making the face frames narrower and adding two interior drawers. Construction is straightforward, with a dovetailed case and a frame-and-panel door, but there are a few quirks to the design that make this project even more fun—tall sides that make dovetail layout a challenge, for one, and shopmade edge details and trim.

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Printed and digital plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.

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Published at Wed, 30 Sep 2015 04:00:00 +0000

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A Beaded Frame for the Kitchen Dresser

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I’m building this Kitchen Dresser, circa 1750, and it has a beaded frame in its top section. Below is the assembly with the beaded frame selected and highlighted.

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The following picture shows an exploded view of the frame. This construction is very typical in 18th century furniture for use in doors and windows.

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In this close-up view of the upper left-hand corner, you can see how the stile is cut back to receive the rail with a mitered bead at the corner.

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In the following video, I show a method for creating that beaded frame detail in SketchUp. It is very similar to the method used by Dave Richards in his last post, Routing Edge Profiles.

Tim

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Published at Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:02:19 +0000

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Cherry Chest of Drawers

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Build a classic chest of drawers that features a variety of dovetail joinery and Shaker-inspired elements using this article with fold-out project plans. Fine Woodworking’s art director, Michael Pekovich, also an avid woodworker, shares his methods for cutting dovetails with a combination of hand and power tools, cutting sliding dovetail slots accurately, and attaching molding with dovetailed keys, a method that allows the chest to shrink and expand with changes in humidity. Careful grain-matching and graduated drawers accentuate the piece.

From Fine Woodworking #170

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Published at Tue, 06 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000