|Project by chobbs66||posted 06-22-2009 02:17 PM||3312 views||6 times favorited||21 comments|
Catching up another of my completed projects…
The piece is on the cover of “Thomas Elfe, Cabinetmaker” by Samuel Humphrey. The book also includes measured drawings, so I can’t take any credit for the design, it is a straight repro.
Materials: South American Mahogany from Irion Lumber (24” boards for sides). Bald Cypress for secondary.
Hardware: Ball and Ball pulls, Horton Brasses for locks
Dimensions: 77”H x 46”W x 24”Deep
Finish: Aniline Dye, Shellac, and Wax
This was quite an undertaking for me, started in January and after one hard week in January, and it took my until August to get finished. Mostly nights after 9pm after the kids went to bed. It was fun but sometimes grueling. I know for one drawer, the cockbeading seemed pretty easy, after 11 drawers I was pretty worn out. So it is great to have it behind me so I can work on new stuff.
I must give much credit to Don Harris, Matt Hobbs, and especially my Dad Ben Hobbs for all the work he did in stock prep and general figuring out the piece as we were all building one of these (Matt is the only one not finished). Without the teamwork of that first week I don’t how much longer it would have taken to get finished.
So I would love to hear any questions or comments, or criticisms. Thanks for checking it out.