Slightly seasoned amateur
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Raleigh, NC
I started with a faceplate and long screws since there seemed to be plenty of wood. As I worked my way down to solid wood, with a shape and grain I liked, I discovered two of my screw holes and realized the others would not be far behind. I had he bearings and decided to use my hand drill to slightly widen the holes and embed the bearings with thick CA glue.
But don't tell anyone. If they ask, it was all part of my original design plan ;-)