|Project by Matt Cremona||posted 06-29-2015 06:53 PM||1788 views||6 times favorited||17 comments|
Besides being a changing table for our upcoming first, this was a design experiment. I wanted to play with having the visible elements of the piece be bookmatched. So the two sides, top, and drawer fronts are all bookmatched. It would have also been really cool to use one set of boards for the sides and top so the grain would wrap all the way around the piece but the boards I had were too short to achieve that. I also wanted to play with the idea of incorporating some sapwood in the panels so you’ll see some in the center of the side panels and the front edge of the bottom. I added a curve to the bottom rail that followed the natural curvature of the grain. Overall, I’m really happy with the overall look of this one. Hope you like it!
Primarily case elements are walnut.
Rear drawer divider, drawer runners, and drawer bottoms are green ash.
Drawer sides and backs are black ash.
Top and sides are joined with half blind dovetails.
Bottom and shelf are joined to the sides with blind dados.
Web frame – Front and back dividers are joined to the sides with sliding dovetails and the drawer runner are joined to the dividers with mortise and tenon.
Lower arched rail (and hidden rear rail) are joined to the sides with dovetails.
Drawers are half blind dovetails in the front and through dovetails in the back. The drawer bottom is a beveled panel.
The backboards are shiplapped.
-- Matt Cremona | Minneapolis, MN | http://mattcremona.com