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Curved Panel
Basic Description The technique that we describe below allows you to introduce curves into a design. With properly placed cuts, you can create curved panels with remarkable strength. Such panels can be used for coffee table bases, room dividers, toys or anyplace else where straightness simply won't suffice.
Materials Manufactured wood panel (preferably MDF), wood glue. A complete material list is provided below.
Tools Table saw with miter gauge or crosscut sled, clamps, bandsaw. A complete tool list is provided below.
Cost The plan itself is free! Estimated cost of materials: $9
Time 3 hours
Difficulty Moderate
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Similar Projects For other curvy projects check out the curved photo stand, curvy stripe and shallow box.

the project plan begins here

step:     1        

The first step involves acquiring the necessary materials and proper tools. It is best to get everything prepared and set-up before commencing because you become free to progress without unnecessary interruptions.
completed curved panel

Material List

Item Qty. Description
#1 - Wood for curved panel. Two pieces will be sandwiched together for the panel, so you will need twice the size of the finished panel. You can use any thickness of manufactured wood panel, MDF (medium density fiberboard) is recommended. We used 3/4" (19mm) thick MDF.
#2 - Wood glue
#3 - Wood putty (optional)
#4 - Paint (optional)
#5 - Wood for clamping jig (optional)

Tool List

table saw
miter gauge or crosscut sled
putty knife for wood putty (optional)
painting supplies (optional)

We recommend that you read through the entire plan and especially the design considerations section before acquiring/assembling all of the requisite tools and materials. There are several options with this project, and it is most prudent to be fully informed of them before making design decisions.

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