|Project by WoodMosaics||posted 10-12-2008 03:50 PM||1307 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
I call this my “Bright 4 Drawer Cabinet”. On the sides and back of the cabinet is a variation of a “Rolling Star” quilt pattern, in two sizes. On the sides I have 32 pieces in the same area that I have 16 pieces on the back. The cabinet is about 7 ½ “tall x 11 1/2” wide and 8” front to back. I made it using about 629 pieces of wood cut in either diamond or triangle shapes from different kinds of wood. I used the half size pieces for the “Rolling Star” on the sides, so there are 32 pieces where I would normally have 16 pieces. The cabinet is finished in its natural color with 5 or 6 coats of a clear wiping varnish, rubbed in by hand. The pieces are a bit over 3/16” thick, glued onto a Baltic Birch base, so they hold up much better than a thin veneer.
The type of wood is listed on the bottom of the cabinet, from the center out of the “Rolling Star” quilt pattern on the side or back. On this cabinet the wood is “Hackberry” from Missouri, “Purpleheart” from Central or South America, “Wenge” from West Africa, “Satinwood” from Sri Lanka, and “Walnut” from Missouri.
The drawer design of the jewelry cabinet makes it unique from all others. The type of wood on the drawer front is listed on the inside of the drawer front along with the number of the cabinet. The number of the cabinet is also listed on the inside on the back. You will see it when you pull the lower right drawer out and look inside at the back. I help hold the drawer together using pegs I make from the same type of wood that is on the drawer face.
On the bottom I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it. After the date, the words “Foot Cut” let you know I made it on a foot powered table saw. The drawer is cut out on a scroll saw I made to go on the power supply that runs the table saw.
These look good in front of a mirror, so you can see the design on the back.
I lined inside the top and the drawer bottoms with black velveteen.
I have a matching set of up to 8 different boxes with this design and coloring I will be showing.
Thank you for looking,
Robin Tucker, the maker of Wood Mosaics
-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.