Please, tell me how you would do it...
Building a serpentine dresser, kinda still on the prototype version, which is all plywood, case is done, ready for bondo and prime/paint.
But thought I would get a head start on the 6 drawers today.
The issue is I am not using any "wood" if you will, its all been ply goods, or MDF to work out certain things prior to the 2 solid hardwood ones ill make when done.
Well the original drawer fronts from original dresser I borrowed the design from were not bent, but bandsawed after what seems to be a 10" thick glue up. Well I dont want to use non ply materials for the drawer fronts for this one, figuring gluing up 3/4" ply would be fine.
The issue is, for each level of dual drawers, at 50" w, cutting a blank at 3" x 50" prior to bandsaw, it would chew up almost a full sheet of ply, just for 2 drawer fronts
, 3 sheets for 6 drawer fronts seems alot, yes buying thick stock would be the easy way, but I am not nor have I done any planning for expansion of regular wood for this dresser.
so, to make 2 drawer fronts, rip 15 pieces at 3" w x 50" long, glue up those layers, bandsaw the shape out, cut in half, voila 2 drawer fronts, but almost a full sheet waisted.
ideas? cause while this sounds like the logical way to do it, sure seems like a ton of material.
and yes, I plan on finishing the prototype and giving it to my sister.