|Project by Woodwrecker||posted 01-05-2017 02:25 AM||3451 views||5 times favorited||31 comments|
One of my goals for the new year is to get a little more organized.
This Gerstner chest variation is a step in that direction.
The chest is 42”W x 18”H x 12”D
It is made from Sapele and Hard Maple.
The case is joined with Dovetails and the 20 drawers have Lock-Joint joinery.
The dadoed dividers are hard maple and are inset by 1/4” at each junction.
It also features two cam-lock locking drawers and the back is oak tongue and groove fitted into a half inch rabbet.
It took a lot longer to build than I thought it would, but I was in no hurry.
It was a fun project but all the fine details like layout and set-up were challenging.
The finish is a liberal amount of Boiled Linseed Oil, followed by a good rub down and then about four coats of water based Polyurethane.
In the last picture, the box next to this one was a practice box.
I think I may make a total of four to hand down to my sons and sons in law.
I just got a bunch of nice Cherry, so I think the next one will be made from that.
I love the way Cherry ages.
I hope you like it.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris