|Project by CodyM||posted 08-21-2011 02:20 AM||3146 views||12 times favorited||15 comments|
This is the first piece of furniture I have built as part of a bedroom set. Dimensions are 21 1/2” wide, 18” deep, and 28” tall. Made of white oak with a gaboon ebony drawer pull. All handcut dovetails on the drawer with half blind up front and through dovetails in the back. These were my first handcut dovetails so far. Not bad for my first attempt, there were some gaps but I filled those with some wood glue and sanding dust. Solid wood pine bottom with hard maple sides. Finish was three to four coats of Waterlox wiping varnish cut back on the final coat with 0000 steel wool and then applied a coat of paste wax. Inside of drawer was finished with blonde shellac to prevent the everlasting smell of varnish everytime I open the drawer for the next twenty years. Oh yeah, and in keeping with the tradition of the arts and crafts quality I used all mortise and tenon joints which was a pain in the rear with those spindles. Now I am dreading making the bed with all the spindles! Thanks for looking!
-- Cody - Salt Lake City, UT