|Project by Ben||posted 10-19-2010 06:04 AM||3751 views||7 times favorited||17 comments|
This is my second quarter-sawn sycamore project. I crafted this jewlery chest for my niece’s birthday.
The chest stands about 14 inches high.
I started with full 1 inch stock and resawed the wood to the approximate dimension. I then ran it through the drum sander to remove the bandsaw marks and get it to the exact 3/8 thickness.
There are a total of twelve drawers lined with self-adhesive beige velvet.
I dovetailed the drawers with a tiny router bit and used walnut for the drawer sides.
When I started this project, I thought it would go pretty quickly. I soon found that building and fitting this many drawers takes a considerable amount of time. Believe it or not, I have close to 40 hours in this project. However, I wouldn’t trade a minute of it. I love to build projects for my family.
I am really pumped about giving this to my niece. The dovetails and wild grain may go unnoticed but, I hope it is something she will cherish.
I am still debating on the style and color of knobs/pulls….waiting for inspiration to hit me. Any and all suggestions are welcome.
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
I took the easy route on the knobs. I searched almost every corner of the worldwide web and could not find small jewelry box knobs in any color other than brass. I would have preferred a contrasting color. I settled on some 5/16” brass knobs from the Rockler store.
I wish I could have made some knobs from walnut but could not come up with a decent design and had a deadline approaching.