|Project by sawdustdad||posted 12-27-2015 03:45 PM||755 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
I found a bunch of butternut boards at one of my trips to a local sawmill. Since it’s rather light weight compared to cherry or walnut, and not as durable, I hadn’t found a use for it until I came on this design. Butternut is often called the “blonde walnut” as the grain patterns are very similar. I stained this chest with Minwax red mahogany and finished with Minwax poly. Carcass is dovetailed with a Leigh jig, though I have to admit, I put the pins and tails on the wrong sides (only from an aesthetic point of view).
-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Any board cut to length has a 50% probability of being too short.