It’s been a busy month in the shop.
I finally refined my design to the point where I was happy with it.
I’ve added a very gentle curve to the outside of the top piece as well as the two side pieces.
For the bottom, I shortened the feet to 3/4” and shortened the lower drawer section 2 1/2” tall
I’ve used sliding dovetails for all of the joinery for the main section. They will provide me peace of mind if the piece is hung on the wall. First time with sliding dovetails for me, wow, are they ever touchy…the seem to go from too tight to sloppy if you just breathe on them to hard. In the end, I’m mostly happy with the joints. Honestly, if they were any tighter, I’d be worried about getting them together once the glue was applied and everything started to swell a bit.
The dry fit.
I really like this small piece of maple, the drawer fronts and the lids and drawers of the two boxes will be made using maple with this amount and type of spalting.
All the pieces for the main body laid out.
Some close ups of the pieces, there was a lot of table saw, router and hand tool work to get all the joinery cut for these.
The joinery is a bit sloppy…but I can live with it.
Next up, cut the curves into the top and sides, chamfer all edges and glue it up.
I’ve still got the 3 drawers and the 2 box and earing holders to go, but at least it’s far enough along that I was able to show it to my wife…and only 6 days after her birthday…of course it will likely be another 4 weeks before it’s actually ready. ;).
Thanks for looking!
-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?