|Project by lumberjacques||posted 06-21-2009 11:56 PM||2557 views||18 times favorited||27 comments|
i needed something to carry pens and pen cases i make from exotic woods and stone, so i used some leftovers from other projects(african padouk, spalted oak, and birch) and put together a box loosely based on the louis 15 style of “bombe” chests/dressers. the face is made from one slab, split in two to “bookmatch”. i then carved the glued slabs to obtain the serpentine curves. it was then sliced to the sizes required for my drawer facings. the bottom drawer is deep enough to store pen cases or other turned objects such as perfume dispensers, pot pourri vessels, etc. the finish is a quadrillion coats of tung oil. i have not yet decided on the types of handles(if any) for the drawers. for right now, a smart tap on the back of the case opens the drawers about 1/2 inch, just enough to be able to slide them out by holding the sides.