|Project by Sawdust||posted 2564 days ago||1762 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
I haven’t posted any projects for a while, as work has kept me busy. I have been working slowly on these chests, and managed to complete them this past week.
The two chests were made as a gift for the two young daughters of a family friend. Made of soft maple, the frame and panel chests are 22” wide X 46” long X 18” high. The bottom and top rails are tenoned into the corner stiles. I made the corner stile posts by jointing them using a box joint router bit. The corner posts extend to the floor “Virginia style”, and are hidden behind the base trim.
The chests will leave my shop unfinished and go to an artist friend who will paint the chests with colorful garden and flower scenes in each of the 3 front and back panels, the end panels, and the top.