|Project by ajbergren||posted 01-26-2011 06:15 AM||1550 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Chest of drawers of my own design. White Ash, mostly bookmatched from 8/4 stock. The drawer fronts were obtained from a single board, while the legs and panels were obtained from a second board. Finally, the top was obtained from a third board, and was “double bookmatched.”
Joinery is hand cut mortise and tenon and hand cut dovetails (my first half-blinds).
If you look closely, you can see that the top and bottom stiles are “bookmatched” even though they are separated enough that it is not immediately obvious. I even bookmatched the poplar for the drawer sides and bottoms!
As usual for me, all profiles cut with hand planes, and no sandpaper was used in surface prep (planes/scrapers only).