|Project by Waldschrat||posted 01-16-2009 06:13 PM||2107 views||10 times favorited||19 comments|
Here is a box that i built in the Spring of last year… I am actually a bit ashamed to say I “ripped off” the idea. I saw a picture in a book from a friend of mine of boxes, from america, and i fell in love with this design… The one in the picture was round or according to the dimensions given it was round, I just ovaled it a bit because i thought it looked better.
It is made of Ami. Walnut, Pear, and Euro. Walnut burl veneer. The sides are form glued self made pearwood veneer plywood, as well as the front back and drawer fronts, this was especially challenging because I had to design the whole thing from a small picture from a book, from memory, with no looking inside… not so easy as i thought it would be. It helped to have a large vacuum press though!
The 5 drawers are classically guided with pear wooden guides and are all dovetailed. The fronts of the drawers were round making it even harder to cut the dovetails and fit them properly.
I really hope who ever built the box in the book can say i have done justice to his original piece. I did not want to step on anyones toes.
-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine