|Project by chertzog||posted 02-12-2016 05:11 AM||790 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
This is my first project here on LumberJocks. So here goes.
This is a tea chest made from Cerejeira (brazilian oak), maple, red oak, and oak plywood. The body is made from Cerejeira. The dividers are maple as well as the drawer frame border. There are oak splines in each corner mitre. The drawer bottom and the divider between the top and lower sections is 1/4 oak plywood.
The body and drawer took 2 coats of shellac and the dividers took 3 coats.
Almost everything was done with hand tools, except the mitres and spline housings. I ended up resawing (by hand) the top and bottom panels out the same 15” section of the 5/4 plank. The drawer front is the actual piece that was cut out of the front side, so grain flow was maintained.
While its not defect free, I am happy with it being my first real project where i really tried to do everything by hand.
The overall dimensions are 15” wide by 13” deep by 8” tall.