|Project by Matt||posted 09-19-2006 04:12 AM||5111 views||15 times favorited||25 comments|
My son’s clothes were scattered between two different chest of drawers. Both chests were o.k. but not much to look at or easy for him to open either. The time came to build something worthwhile for him and perhaps something that will be passed from family member to family member over the years. I’ve never worked with Cherry before, so I decided this was the project to experiment with. The body is made of No.1 Common Cherry and the drawers are of made of poplar. I used sliding dovetails to attach the drawer rails to the sides and another first for me was in the construction of the drawers. For this project I decided it was time to try my hand at handcut dovetails. I was so nervous I was going to mess up the pieces I chose for the drawer fronts, but I had been practicing for about a month so I knew it was now or never, they turned out great. I’m very proud of this project and couldn’t wait to share this with you.
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