Thanks for the link driver66 - at some point after I had cut the wood, I had discovered that this type of edge can be pretty easy to install, but since I had planned for 1/4" solid maple, a lot of my dimensions would be off. Maybe next time!
I had a bit of time in the shop this week to work on getting my drawers up to speed. I decided to take the advice of a fellow forum member and add "false fronts" to my drawers so that I can attach the "real fronts" using screws by screwing from the inside of the drawer, so I wouldn't have any screw heads to cover up on the outside.
Here they are, with my roughed out false fronts - I happened to have 3 pieces of wood almost exactly the size I needed.
Time to take out 'ol trusty
A quick test fit, and all 3 fit perfectly
Add a bit of glue, and some trusty clamps, and we've got ourselves the beginnings of some false fronts!
All 3 of them fit rather nicely. I think they helped square out the drawers overall as well (Even though they were only out of square by around 1/16th of an inch).
So, I've got some time for the glue to dry. I'm not sure if anyone can remember this, but in my original cut sheets, I had planned on cutting out a specific piece of wood using the wood that I jigsawed out of the desk surface.
Here's that piece:
Not, exactly.... square..
So I take this nice little protractor attached to a table saw slide - it's set at 90, so here we go!
I do 2 sides, and then use the actual table saw fence to square out the other 2, but something just doesn't seem right..
It's not really square. What's going on here?
Aha! Looks like the protractor was a little bit off, resulting in a shape one step closer to a diamond as opposed to a square. After a bit of readjustment, I redid that bit and cut it to size - it's the drawer face for the large drawer.
Now that the glue is settled, I decided to throw a few screws into the false fronts.
Awesome. And solid too!
Now, this is kind of embarrassing, but I had to go back and fix a mistake I made in my initial cuts. This piece of wood was supposed to be 20" x 28", but it ended up being more like 19.8" x 28". It may not seem like much, but this is the back piece to the left-hand cabinet. I would have to adjust the width of all 3 shelves if I were to continue using this, and I've got the space already pretty tightly packed with computer components on the top shelf.
So... don't do this at home, just cut a new piece of wood (I didn't want to cut into a new sheet of 4x8 just for this one piece...)
This piece looks like a good fit...
No one will see it, because it'll be in the back, but you will all know. So... let's just forget that ever happened, ok?