|Project by tbone74||posted 09-23-2011 06:21 PM||1790 views||7 times favorited||16 comments|
Hello! This is something I just completed for my wife. I just started woodworking and I shopped around for tools on craigs list for a few months and every time she said “another tool?” I promised I would make her something. This is what she asked for.
This is made from African Mahogony, and the drawers poplar. I assembled the sides and front woth pocket screws and glue.
There were alot of firsts for me with this project. I wanted to make bevel cuts on my table saw so the drawers were beveled 20 degrees as well as around the perimeter of the top. The sides are also beveled to make the raised pannel, also a first. I also cut an arc on the face of the drawer fronts.
My wife wanted all drawers when she asked me to make this and I was a little nervous at first because I had never done that before. After some research I purchased some drawer slides from Rockler and dove right in.
I wanted to use BLO as the finish but I had never used it either. I posted the question here and with in minutes a handful of you replied back with some great instruction, Thank you. So the finish is BLO cut with mineral spirits. There are about 8 coats on there every coat with a little less mineral spirits until the last coat was all BLO. Lastly I sealed it with a few coats of wipe on poly.