SAPFM What is the size of the stock for the drawer fronts?
DAVIS The stock has to start from 12/4.
SAPFM Is there a unique profile for each drawer face?
DAVIS Yes. The profile follows the profile of the case side but is then shaved to the drawer blades. Only the top drawer is “rectangular”.
SAPFM What are the dimensions of the drawer face lumber (Rough & Finished)?
DAVIS As can be seen in photo, less wood is removed from the drawer front, if the bottom 2 (or 3) drawers are rough cut with rhombus cross sections that approximate the profile of the case side. As a result, the drawer has to be roughed out wider to account for this. The bottom drawer was just over 6” but had to be roughed out of a 7” wide piece of drawer stock.
SAPFM How did you create the template?
DAVIS The block length was cut to fit and then set into the drawer opening. The case side and drawer blade profiles were scribed onto the block with dividers, then cut and shaved to the scribe line.
SAPFM Does each drawer face require its own template? (Inside & Outside Face?)
DAVIS I made templates for the bottom three drawers. The inside profile can be scribed from the front on the ends and then shave the rest until suitably thick.
SAPFM How do you remove the material from the drawer fronts?
DAVIS I did some roughing on the band saw but it’s very tricky since the drawer is rhombus and you are cutting a serpentine. A bow saw would be less stressful in removing waste. Then use a draw knife, spoke shave, and scraper.