|Project by rwyoung||posted 05-16-2009 08:50 PM||1715 views||3 times favorited||17 comments|
This is the first time I’ve tried making a piece of furniture from all solid wood. Got the basic design from www.tchisel.com and the #3 on-line project. Fantastic and learned lots of new techniques. Much practice with the power tools and even more with the hand tools to tune up joints and do the panel carving. Thank you very much Tommy for all the videos you made for this project.
This version is slightly smaller than what the on-line project plans call for. Likewise, the panel carving pattern is not that of the on-line project. I decided I’d rather have a monogram and then thought for a long time about what to do for the rest of the panel space. Finally decided to keep it simple and ended up with the two trees and acorns. The acorn is sometimes used a a symbol of growth and family in heraldric designs so it seemed appropriate here.
Quarter sawn white oak with a pine and cedar floor inside the chest. Now it will be heading off to Boston to be the baby gift for my sister and her husband’s first child Alex.
-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.