I hand plane them because I do not have a jointer that is wider than 8 inches and these boards are 15 inches each.
Once I get them flat, I glue them up and cut them to size 23 1/2 x 39 inches. Then I trace the pattern on the front edge using a template I made in the beginning for the bottom molding.
Then I saw out the pattern with a jig saw and clean it up so it is smooth for the router bearing.
Then I run it across the router table and put an ogee on the edge. It takes 5 passes, going deeper with each pass.
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Here are a few pictures of the process.
Now the tops are completed and they look good.
One more construction detail to work on is the drop finial on the bottom molding. I have a cardboard template for the shape.
It has some complex curves. The pattern is cut out on a band saw. Then the curve that matches the top of the bracket feet is cut across the edge to made a curved front.
Then a curve across the bottom molding where it will be glued on.
After gluing on the drop finial, I sanded the entire piece through 100, 120, 150 and 180 grit sand paper.
Now I am ready for finishing. I experimented with several dyes before settling on a color and process..
Here is a sample of what it should look like when finished.
Next step is to glue up the drawers and get ready for the finishing.
Here is today's video: