|Project by Mark Mazzo||posted 09-09-2007 10:57 PM||10513 views||16 times favorited||22 comments|
I’m new to the LumberJocks family. I’ve visited the site bit in the past and finally decided to join – I’m glad I did it seems like a great woodworking community.
To start things off, I thought that I would post a recent piece of my work. It is a Chest of Drawers based on a Harvey Ellis design done for Stickley.
The project is made from Quarter-sawed White Oak (QSWO). The only secondary wood used is for the drawer boxes which are Poplar. I did not have stock thick enough for the legs so they are laminated from two pieces of 4/4 stock of the same board for grain matching (with this technique the side of each leg sort of looks like a bookmatch).
All of the panels are resawn and bookmatched QSWO and are about 3/8” thick. The back has two panels one above the other as well, but I do not have a picture of that handy.
The drawers are Poplar boxes with 1/4” Oak plywood bottoms. The drawer fronts are QSWO and applied with screws from inside the drawer box. Nothing fancy on the drawer box joints, I used a Drawer Box bit from Lee Valley. I also used ball bearing drawer slides from Lee Valley for the drawers to get full extension. I built this for my 9-year old son and I wanted him to have an easy time with the drawers.
The finish is hand two colors of Watco Danish Oil followed by a hand rubbed Oil/Varnish mix. This is topped with Paste wax applied with 0000 steel wool to get a satin finish.
This was a great project to build and if there isone thing I learned it’s that all of the QSWO is HEAVY! Sorry for the quality of the photos they were taken quickly before it was put in place in my son’s room.
-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com