|Project by CarterR||posted 12-15-2014 06:51 PM||1524 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
I made this for my sister, who is and artist and has given me many paintings as gifts over the years. Although I am going to have a hard time giving this away it is well deserved.
The chest dimensions are 27” tall X 35” long X 18 wide. The entire case is made of 3/4” cherry. The only other wood used is pine for the panel in the frame and panel bottom.
The finish is three coats of Watco Tung Oil.
All 64 dovetails were hand cut. After doing all of those dovetails a Leigh Jig starts to sound pretty awesome.
I only took one photo during the construction process. One main feature I wanted (besides the dovetails) was continuous grain flow.
I used two boards to make the panel, and marked each side to keep continuous grain flow