|Project by Laurent||posted 06-15-2011 10:27 AM||2494 views||15 times favorited||18 comments|
Dear LJ members (and more generally the online woodworking community),
I must start by writing that I never would have been able to build such a piece without you!
Reading LJ everyday is an amazing source of inspiration… especially as it’s not natural for me :)
Anyway, even though I’m happy with the result, I know that it’s far from a professional job, as much from a design prospective than from the execution standpoint. I’m therefore asking for constructive comments and critics on any subject. They will help me a lot even if it’s not easy sometimes :)
Carcase, top & insides in European ash; Drawers (from top left to bottom right) in Sipo, Cherry, Walnut, European oak, and Padouk.
The drawer fronts are screwed to the drawers themselves (after being shaped).
Used my new Domino for the carcase, wonderful experience :)
Two challenges I ran into:
- the inside: I wanted something light, using as few wood as possible (so expensive here in Europe!) but every drawer being a different size, it has proven being a nightmare, and I gave up by using some plywood boards in a few places.
- the curves: used bandsaw & rasp but it’s not very precise as seen in the pictures. Anyone with a better idea?
At last, a design question: I realize now that tapering the leg is not very aesthetic. What shape would you have used on these legs?
Again, thank you so much for your inspiration and help!