|Project by senomozi||posted 02-12-2011 08:48 PM||4144 views||13 times favorited||18 comments|
This is a linen chest I built for Audrey, my niece and goddaughter, for her 18th birthday. This is a tradition my father-in-law started as he built one (different model) for each of his three daughters when they turned 18.
This was quite an exercise in design. I looked at every chest on Lumberjocks to get some inspiration and spent many hours drawing different things. I wanted something that had a young enough look so it would please her today and not loose its charm as it ages with her. Time will tell if I got it right.
The side panels are made of a secondary wood frame sandwiched between two 1/4” veneered panels. The outside panel is made from bookmatch mahogany crotch veneer. The inside panel is maple veneer to match the front, back, bottom and top. The whole thing is wrapped with solid mahogany I shaped in a gentle curve and added brass buttons (brass screws I filed flush to the wood)
2” x 2” ebonized oak beams support the bottom panel of the chest. Rotated by 45 degrees they seem to have a diamond-shape cross-section. A design detail I repeated with a pair of inlays in the top and front panel. Even the small banding that is part of the inlay has a diamond-shaped pattern.
Finished with brushed shellac. 20” high x 44” long x 18” wide.
-- Senomozi - Gatineau, Canada