This desk is awash in curves: the inward curve of the front, the stepped heights of the drawer fronts, the shape of the legs, and the edge of the top—even the drawers have curved fronts. But before you discount it as too difficult (after all, joinery can be challenging on curved parts), take another look. Chris Gochnour’s method ensures that all of the joinery is cut while the parts are still straight, and they are shaped after the joinery is complete. He even has a trick for cutting the dovetails.
SIZE: 21-3/4 in. deep by 44 in. wide by 29-1/2 in. tall
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced
- Scale drawing
- Detailed cutlist
- SketchUp drawing
- Google SketchUp (free download available here).
- Additional Information
Extra Ever wish you could get a digital project plan that allowed you to customize the design to suit your own needs? Here they are! Digital project plans in SketchUP, the free Google drawing program.
Are there any other advantages? For starters, you'll get your plan immediately. Your digital plan will consist of drawings in PDF format, with detailed, measured drawings and a cutlist. Full-size drawings are included for critical parts and templates. All of the drawings can be printed on a typical consumer-grade computer printer -- the larger template drawings can be taped together or you can take the file on a disc or flash drive (or email) to a local copy center for printing on Arch D size paper. The projects also have written instructions to guide you through construction process. If you want to modify one of the projects, the SketchUp version of the plan will be perfect for you.
Available free from Google by clicking here, SketchUp allows you to manipulate the drawing and make as many changes as you like to fit your needs -- or make more substantial changes to the design. You're limited only by your creativity.
Author Chris Gochnour ISBN 978-1-60085-774-4 Publication Year 2012 Other Formats No Cover Digital Project Plan
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