|Project by Terry Ferguson||posted 02-26-2011 03:23 AM||2069 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
At 50” high this six drawer chest is all white oak. The carcass is white oak ply that was angle mitered to provide continuous grain match up the sides and over the top to a horizontal joining piece. The drawer sides and front are full mitered joints with indian rosewood corner splines and the drawers run on wood rail supports that fit the routed groove in the drawer sides. The drawer parts, especially the faces were hand picked figured white oak.
This is a lower grade wood that is rejected by large furniture makers because of lack of uniform grain and difficulty to cut and plane. I bought a whole unit of this oak off the back of a truck that came to Oregon from Alabama to get rid of wood that no one wanted. A serendipitous mistake on my part – I like the grain figure.
-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon