|Project by FloridaArt||posted 11-27-2011 02:53 AM||3136 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
December, 2011—This is my first time making a band saw box with contrasting wood for the drawers. The darker wood is a very hard wood called blood wood. The lighter wood is hard wood scrap, and I cannot remember its name. (I’m sure I will think of it next week…) The light wood is cut to about 1/8th inch thickness and glued onto the front of the drawer. The pulls are also blood wood.
I found the blood wood somewhat difficult to work with. It is difficult to cut since it is so hard and dense. However, it sands beautifully and feels very smooth to the touch. I applied Tung Oil, and buffed it. A couple days later I glued felt liners to the drawer bottoms. This box is heavy too!
One nice thing about applying a “veneer” face to the drawers: The extra drawer thickness makes them flush with or even slightly proud of the body, rather than being sunken in (or having to glue in a spacer). I would definitely like to make some more boxes similar to this one.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida