|Project by TCCcabinetmaker||posted 12-18-2011 06:50 AM||1253 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
One of my first personal furniture projects, I made some big mistakes in allowing for woodmovement, but you’d never know unless you saw the back of it. The dimensions are 18”x 25”x 47” there are 2 drawers on the front, and the inside is unfinished for the smell and what not.
I basically built an I beam out of cedar between the drawers, and you can actually stand inside this chest, even though the bottom of the inside is only 1/2 thickness.
(What I did wrong)
The side panels do not run in the same direction as the front and back, they run parallel to it, when I made this seven years ago or so, I did not know that when wood expands it grows along the grain, so, basically, the back expanded with the sides cracking it.
This is one of my favorite woods, so I have a few other projects I’ve built out of it, mostly for my bedroom.
-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.