|Project by NewPickeringWdWrkr||posted 04-06-2010 12:54 AM||1700 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Built as part of the TWW Guild for Woodworkers Fighting Cancer and it’s my first completed project!
The base is ash and top is walnut. Finish is 2 coats wiping poly + a coat of minwax.
1.do the glue ups on a level, flat surface and find a way to set it down so that a minimum of squaring actions are needed
2.don’t use a hacksaw for cutting dovetails (duh! – I know, but was my best option without making a purchase and I wanted to hand cut).
3.Grain continuity! Although it doesn’t appear to be, the drawer front and the rails are from the same board. Just that the heart/sap wood divided between the drawer front and the bottom rail. I was expecting some flowthrough of the dividing line between the heart/sap wood, but the kerf from the table saw cut that away. Oops! Everything else except the top was pretty much built without consideration to the grain continuity.
4.Wood selection – Ended up with some heart/sap wood mix. Would have liked to taken more time to select my boards at the mill, but still learning how to make those identifications.
Oopsies that I’m not sure about – My lower drawer rail is higher than the bottom of the aprons. Obviously I put my mortises in the wrong place, but haven’t quite arrived at how that happened.
-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com