|Project by Daniel Wise||posted 01-31-2011 06:49 AM||3450 views||19 times favorited||16 comments|
I built this Chest specifically for the winter awards but it proved to be pretty therapeutic. I spent quite a bit of time in my shop with chisels so I had a chance to “zone out” during a large portion of the build. The majority of the chest is African Mahogany while the pens and drawer sides are Curly Maple. The entire piece, with the exception of the drawers, can be broken down into about 60 pieces by pulling the Maple pins located throughout the piece. The curved top is actually composed of 14 Mahogany slats that “float” in a 1/4” grove running along the inside of the curved face. It includes some dovetail work, through mortises and your run of the mill mortise and tenon in a few spots. The finish is General Finishes Arm-R-Seal with some amber shellac on the curly maple to bring out the grain. I’m no photographer but I hope the pictures are telling enough.
Thanks for looking.