|Project by dgreen50||posted 11-13-2016 08:35 PM||806 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
This project was started as a skill building project because I had never made drawers with commercial drawer glides. I wanted to try to fit the glides and make the drawers with consistent gaps between each drawer. By the way each drawer in this project is actually a different size in height so there are 5 gaps to make align and make equal. This project taught me a lot about make cabinets and drawers so I consider the project a success.
The cabinet frame is cherry. The cherry had nice figure. The drawers are Baltic birch with a cherry face. The handles are hand make of cherry with an ebony horizontal strip. The small squares accent on each drawer is ebony. The finish is a water based poly which was sprayed on in three coats, water sanding between each coat. This is the first time I have used a water base poly on a project and I am very pleased with the results. (I would recommend giving it a try if use have not used it yet). It was so much easier to spray than lacquer because of the fumes and the cleanup. I have a friend who will receive this chest to store her sewing goods. Now it’s on to the next project.