Large Case Construction Strategies
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Synopsis: Bruce Cohen has a way to simplify projects like his nine-drawer dresser, which has more than 100 parts and even more joints.In this article he explains how to limit the details you keep in mind and how to break the process into manageable steps.
He says keeping multiple detailed drawings and cut lists keep him sane.He keeps as much as possible consistent from project to project, too, so the drawings aren't cluttered with anything other than unique elements.
He shares his method of dimensioning stock accurately and quickly and simplifies dado-and-tenon joinery to save confusion and time by cutting them all at once.Cohen assembles the dresser by dividing it into a number of smaller frames.
Then he assembles the frames into the complete case.He uses undersized dowels when dry-fitting to set up a calm but quick glue-up...