|Project by CL810||posted 01-30-2015 05:47 PM||1933 views||6 times favorited||26 comments|
This chest is based on a J-P Vilkman design from the book “Blanket Chests” by Scott Gibson and Peter Turner. Vilkman is from Finland and I believe his design reflects that. it is made of cherry and Birdseye maple. All of the panels are veneered furniture grade plywood and the rest of the chest is solid wood. Accents are ebony. This was a perfect challenge for me as I wanted to practice mortise and tenon joinery and veneers.
I resawed the veneers and planed the veneers to .09” thin. (That’s machine planed btw.)
I had an old HVAC vacuum that I used for the veneering and it worked great. Since this was my first attempt at veneering pieces this large I wanted as much time as I could get for laying out the veneers so I used Titebond Extend.
I gotta thank my buds on the Furniture Makers Forum for their help. There were a few “oh no!” moments during the build that they walked me thru. That thread is a great resource and I would encourage everyone building furniture to visit and share.
Thanks for looking!
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