|Project by John||posted 10-21-2011 01:59 AM||1537 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
I found a picture of this chest of drawers while surfing through images on the internet and just fell in love with the reverse taper leg design. It is very close to the orignial image I found with some minor changes and I believe the one I saw used plywood for the carcass sides. This chest is solid cherry (there looks to be a little curl in the legs), with maple drawer sides and backs. I did use poplar for my secondary wood inside the cabinet. The drawer pulls are maple. This is my first chest of drawers. It is the latest project I have completed and was a gift for my girlfriend’s birthday. This was also my first attemp at doing skipped pin dovetails. As with just about all my work, the finish is Minwax Antique Oil. The inside of both the carcass and the drawers were finished with shellac to cut down on the “finish” smell inside the chest.
-- John, Rocky Mount, VA