|Project by Richard B||posted 11-12-2011 12:37 AM||1816 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
This was my second real project, which is a (much needed) tool chest.
This was created about 2 years after the bookcase, during my fourth year of medical school. The carcass is plywood, with dadoes for the drawer blades, which were also plywood. In the third picture you can see I made the blades out of strips of plywood an used a little glue and some pocket holes to join them. In this design the presence of a posterior (rear) horizontal blade for each frame seemed redundant, so I left that out.
The drawers were made with red oak faces. The larger boxes have sides made from 3/8 higher quality ply, and the smaller drawer sides were made from select pine strips I had around. The fourth picture shows the joinery for the drawers, as does the detail in the 6th picture.
The drawer handles (red oak with poplar laminated to the sides) & the drawer faces were finished with tung oil. The cabinet had most of the voids filled then was primed and painted with a couple coats of white enamel.
-- Richard B, Birmingham Alabama