|Project by gerrym526||posted 1903 days ago||1355 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
Built this pine chest of drawers from pine flooring I reclaimed from my attic-had been there 40+ years and was pretty dirty, but had a nice grain pattern. Cleaned up and surface planed the pine boards for the side panels, and drawer fronts.
Drawers are dovetailed and cut by hand (sorry for the picture quality). I had tried using my Leigh D4 to cut the half blind dovetails, but the wood was so old and somewhat brittle that it shattered as soon as the router bit hit it, so had to cut by hand instead. I enjoy hand tool work so it wasn’t a big deal.
Wanted to use a traditional finish, so I applied 5 coats of shellac- 2 lb cut. Finish has aged beautifully to a rich golden color.
Drawer pulls were cast pewter from a California company called “Natural Objects”. Most of you know my bias towards very special hardware, and finding these pulls was no exception.