|Project by Michigander||posted 08-12-2014 03:03 PM||1289 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This is a side table I just finished making. It was originally built to have only one drawer and a raided panel door, but I decided that 3 drawers would be much more usable so I added the necessary structure for the drawers. It is made from 3/4” solid cherry with 1/2” solid maple drawers. The drawers are hand cut through dovetailed construction done using a handsaw. This is the first time I tried cutting dovetails and I used David Barron’s jig, which was a huge help. I darkened the cherry using General Finishes antique cherry water based dye and finished with 5 coats of General Finishes Arm R Seal oil based urethane and oil solution. It was a very satisfying project using many skills and techniques that were new to me. The finish needs to cure for a week before it goes in our family room.