|Project by tom427cid||posted 09-15-2011 at 11:41 AM||1498 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Primarily I build and restore clocks,but once in a while I do build furniture.
Thought that I would share these pics of a chest on frame that I did a few years ago. The basic carcase was started in the 1950’s by a friend of mine.It was set-up to utilize flush drawers. After he passed away I inherited the parts.The flush drawer format presented a problem. Whatever I wanted to do seemd to always have a lipped drawer front,fortuneately I found that the very early Queen Anne period furniture carried over some William and Mary characteristics,specifically the beading around the drawers. It is referred to as canal moulding.The drawer rails are all shouldered dovetails and the beading is part of the case.This solved the issue of flush drawers. The shell carved front was added.The drawers are all hand dovetailed.The case and drawer fronts are Hard Maple and the drawer sides are all quarter-sawn Sycamore. The crown moulding is copied from a northern VT chest on frame that dates about 1780.It is hand planed and attached with cut nails. The back legs are only shaped on the front and sides so that the piece can be placed close to the wall. Also found on the VT piece mentioned earlier. While most chests on frame have 6 tiers of drawers the five tier format is also correct.
Hope you enjoy. Comments always welcome.
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